The Redding Social Services Department has received several donations and offers from residents to volunteer. Staff is creating a formal application that includes a background check, for the safety of seniors. The police department is setting up a system to issue local volunteers with an identifying badge to help seniors feel more at ease when they see people on their property. Redding Social Services hopes to have this set up some time next week. Donations to the Food Pantry are only be accepted during limited days and hours. Staff has been buying items for the food pantry with monetary donations, or giving out gift cards.