Richmond Village Association announces new grocery van service

Gateway to groceries van

(Press release from the Richmond Village Association.)

The Richmond Village Association is proud to announce a partnership with Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) which will bring a grocery van service to Richmond residents.

This new program called the Gateway to Groceries is a free home pickup/return service for seniors and adults with physical disabilities who require transportation to the grocery store and other essential services in Richmond. The RVA is subsidizing the cost of the program which will run twice a month on the second and fourth Friday of the month – from 9am – 12pm.

Residents in need of this service and volunteers wanting to assist can register at 613-692-4697.  Please note all riders MUST register no later than the Tuesday prior to the pick-up date.

Residents will see the big white Gateway to Groceries bus wearing the ROSSS logo, RVA’s logo, pictures of black and white grocery carts on the side doors and a sign in the front window that says, “Gateway to Groceries”. The service will begin September 26, 2014 (Fourth Friday), October 10th (Second Friday),  October 24th (Fourth Friday) and so on.

The complete schedule is available for online viewing at –



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