AnchorRIDES offers free grocery delivery

The Municipality of Anchorage has launched a new grocery delivery service for seniors, age 60 and older, and for people who have disabilities that prevent them from using People Mover buses.

People can now arrange for AnchorRIDES buses to pick up their orders of groceries, essential household items, and pet supplies from participating stores that offer curbside pickup. AnchorRIDES buses will deliver these items to their homes.

The service is free for customers age 60 and older through funding from an Alaska State Department of Health and Social Services grant. The service will cost $3.50 to $5.50 for all other eligible riders within the AnchorRIDES service area, depending on where they live. Pick-up times need to be scheduled one to seven days in advance.

To participate, customers must be eligible and enrolled in the AnchorRIDES program. To determine eligibility or to enroll, people should contact the AnchorRIDES Eligibility Office at 907-343-6543, option 2. For more information and a list of participating stores visit