Shopping Helpers LA: Volunteers gathering grocery items for the elderly during pandemic

In Beverlywood, sisters Kayla and Leeat fill up a grocery cart with the essentials. They smile and chat as they go, wearing face masks and gloves.

Both young women are shopping for a service they started. It's called Shopping Helpers LA. The effort helps people quarantined get their groceries. There is no charge and volunteers donate their time.

The sisters found themselves living home again after colleges suddenly closed. Leeat told me helping others during the chaos has given her a sense of purpose. From their parents' home, they answer inquiries via the web and cell phone. We accompanied the two as they delivered groceries to a 97 year old man who told me " There are no words to express the good deed they do."

Shopping Helpers LA now has 600 volunteers in five areas of LA.

Most of the recipients are elderly or people with delicate immune systems, who simply can't risk going out. It warmed my heart to see the joy with which these two young women sprang into action. If you need help or would like to help here is the contact information: or