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Local stores with shopping hours for elderly, vulnerable adults during COVID-19 crisis

Albertsons/Safeway: The Albertsons company, which owns more than 2,200 stores nationwide including Safeway, has designated a special shopping time for seniors and vulnerable shoppers. This time slot is reserved for every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m.

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Bashas'/Food City/ AJ's: Bashas', Food City and AJ's grocery stores will open their stores an hour early on Wednesdays.

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Please note we have changed our hours to better serve our customers and community. Bashas’ stores will now be open daily...

Posted by Bashas' Supermarkets on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Big Lots: Stores nationwide will reserve its opening hour - 9 to 10 a.m. - for senior citizens and vulnerable shoppers.

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An update from Bruce Thorn, Big Lots President & CEO about the coronavirus precautions and extra safety measures to help keep you safe. 🧡

Posted by Big Lots on Friday, March 20, 2020

Dollar General: The discount chain across the nation allocated its first hour of business for older and vulnerable shoppers.

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Beginning Tuesday, March 17, we are strongly encouraging our first hour of operations be dedicated to our senior...

Posted by Dollar General on Monday, March 16, 2020

Kroger/Fry's: Fry's Food Stores have allocated 6 to 7 a.m. for exclusive shopping for individuals 60 years old and older Monday through Thursday.

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Store hours have been adjusted at some of our locations to keep our stores clean, open and stocked and to better serve...

Posted by Kroger on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Natural Grocers: Natural Grocers have allocated Sundays from 9-10 a.m. for those over 60 years old, pregnant women and others with underlying medical issues.

Friends, thank you for your continued support during this time. We have updated store policies, including store hours,...

Posted by Natural Grocers on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Target: The major retailer announced all stores will allocate the first hour of operation each Wednesday for vulnerable guests.

We’re so proud of our Target teams working to keep stores open for guests during this challenging time. Read more about...

Posted by Target on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Trader Joe's: The specialty grocer dedicated its daily 9 to 10 a.m. hour to senior customers.

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Walmart: The company announced its stores will direct its opening hour every Tuesday to customers aged 60 or older. This will be held Tuesday through April 28.

Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods Market stores across the the U.S. and Canada will allow shoopers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening.

Important Update to Store Hours. For information on your store, please visit

Posted by Whole Foods Market on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

At this time, Sprouts, Food Conspiracy Co-op, Lee Lee International Supermarket, Grantstone Market and El Herradero Supermarket do not have hours set for seniors or vulnerable adults.

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