As we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we all have to make sacrifices and use common sense. One of the most basis necessities, something we usually take for granted, is going food shopping.
With various restrictions having been put in place with regard to curfew times, group gatherings, etc., many, if not all supermarkets around the country have adjusted their hours for customers. Many have instituted specific times for senior citizen-only shopping, making it a bit easier for the most vulnerable of our citizens to get their shopping done in a less hectic environment.
A quick survey done by Hudson TV this morning found that all of the supermarket chains contacted have set aside specific hours for seniors, the disabled and people with weaker immune systems to do their shopping.
Below are the findings we gathered:
FOOD BAZAAR: All stores in Hudson and Bergen Counties have set aside 7 a.m. through 8 a.m. for these shoppers.
SHOP RITE: Daniel Emmer, spokesperson for the supermarket chain, had this statement for Hudson TV…”Because the needs of each community differ, each store is working to address how best to meet those needs. Several of our ShopRite stores have implemented dedicated hours for elderly and high-risk consumers and have posted signs at the store entrance to alert shoppers. You can also check the store’s local Facebook page for more information. We continue to be vigilant about cleaning and sanitizing key areas of the store throughout all hours of operation to safeguard the health and well-being of all of our customers and the Associates who are working hard to serve you.”
STOP & SHOP: Specific shopping hours for senior citizens have been set aside for all stores in the chain from 6 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. A designated store entrance has been instituted at each store.
ACME: The West New York Acme at 19-21 Ave. at Port Imperial, as well as the Jersey City locations, are allowing seniors and those with weakened immune systems to shop between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
KINGS: All stores in the chain have set aside 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. for seniors-only shopping.
If you have specific questions, you are encouraged to check with each store individually via telephone, their website or their social media page. Most stores have home delivery service, but they are experiencing longer delivery times than usual.