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Community Service Officers and Cub Foods develop unique partnership to assist in local COVID-19 response

Post Date:03/31/2020 9:33 AM

The Rochester Police Department’s Community Service Officers (CSO) and Cub Foods have developed a unique partnership to help the at-risk and elderly residents of Rochester.

With the “Stay at Home” order in place, Parking Control Officer Janet Scofield recognized that many of the city’s older and high-risk individuals would find themselves unable to have their immediate needs for food and other supplies met while sheltering at home. Scofield took action and reached out to Cub Foods Manager Joseph Thompson.

“When Janet first reached out, I couldn’t think of a better way we could give back to a community who has supported our business for so many years,” said Thompson. “We are happy to be part of the response effort for Rochester and proud to partner with our local community service officers to do so.”

To place an order for delivery, customers can use instacart at https://shop.cub.com/. Sign-up is simple. Customers should select “Curbside Pickup,” then enter “PD” for first name and “Delivery” for last name. The service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cub will call customers upon receipt of their orders.

“Community Service Officers may not be the first ones that come to mind when you think of the local COVID-19 response, but they’re making an immense impact on the lives of these residents,” said Police Chief James Franklin. “For Janet to come up with this idea and have Parking Control help the community in this way is fantastic. They deserve a huge thank you for this and their everyday work.”

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