Grocery stores change hours to adapt for COVID-wary customers

. March 27, 2020.
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One of the rare places that we’ll all be going to at least a few times over the course of the next month or so is the grocery store. But many of the biggest names in the food shopping game have been making changes in order to protect the public and their own employees— not to mention making allowances for individuals at high risk should they become infected with COVID-19.

Over the past several weeks, many area grocers have announced shorter business days, restricting the number of hours to allow for restocking and more exhaustive cleaning and sanitation of their stores. In addition, a number of merchants have announced special early shopping hours for senior citizens and other high-risk customers, so that those customers can be further isolated from potential infection.

If you’re still wary about venturing out for groceries, many stores offer delivery options, either in-house or through a third party.

Below is a list of area grocers who have either made changes to their schedule in response to COVID-19, or who offer at-home delivery. 

(This list is not exhaustive, and if you know of any grocery stores that have made changes/allowances for customers that are not below, please contact us at editor@adamsstreetpublishing.com.)

ALDI

Store Hours: 9am-7pm

BIG LOTS

Store Hours: 9am-9pm, Monday through Saturday; 10am-9pm, Sunday

Senior/High-Risk Hours: First hour of business daily

COSTCO

Store Hours: 10am-8:30pm, Monday through Friday; 9:30-6pm, Saturday; 10am-6pm, Sunday

Senior/High-RIsk Hours: 9-10am, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Delivery: costco.com/my-life-costco-grocery-online-delivery.html

DOLLAR GENERAL

Store Hours: 8am-9pm, Heatherdowns, Bancroft, Phillips Ave., Holland Sylvania, Secor, McCord, New Towne Square, Jackman, Dorr

8am-8pm, Toledo Town Center, Airport Highway, Miracle Mile, Lagrange, Reynolds Road, Woodville Rd. in Oregon and Perrysburg

8am-7pm, Laskey and Navarre

9am-7pm, Alexis Park, W Sylvania, S. Reynolds and Bowling Green

Senior/High-Risk Hours: First hour of business daily

FOOD TOWN

Store Hours: 8am-9pm, Thursday-Sunday and Tuesday; 10am-9pm, Monday and Wednesday

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 8-10am, Monday and Wednesday

THE FRESH MARKET

Store Hours: 8am-9pm

Senior/High Rish Hours: 8-9am, Monday through Friday

Delivery: Via Instacart at delivery.thefreshmarket.com

FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET

Store Hours: 8am-8pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 6-8am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Delivery: Via Instacart at instacart.com/toledo-oh/fresh-thyme-farmers-market

HOUSE OF MEATS

Store Hours: 10am-6pm 

Senior Shopping Days: 9-10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for customers age 60 or older. Seniors receive a 10% Discount on all eligible items during these hours.

For coupons, specials, curbside pick-up, and to shop online, visit homshop.app.

JUST LIKE HOME

Store Hours: 9am-9pm, Monday through Saturday; 9am-8pm, Sunday

Delivery: Via Grubhub at grubhub.com/restaurant/just-like-home-1250-flaire-dr-unit-a-toledo/1139880

KROGER

Store Hours (all Toledo locations): 7am-9pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 7-8am, Monday through Thursday

Delivery: Via Instacart at instacart.com/kroger

MEIJER

Store Hours (all Toledo locations): 8am-10pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 7-8am, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Delivery: shopmeijer.com

MIDDLE EAST MARKET

Store Hours: 9am-7pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 9-10am

MONNETTE’S MARKET

Store hours: 8am-8pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 8am-9am

SAUTTER’S MARKET

Store hours: 7am-9pm

Delivery: In partnership with McCord Road Christian Church. To order, email contact@SauttersMarket.com or call (419) 885-3505 between 9am and noon.

SOFO FOODS

Store hours: 9am-8pm

Delivery: Call 419-882-8555

STANLEY’S MARKET

Store hours: 8am-6pm

Delivery: Call 419-726-4347

TARGET

Store hours: 8am-9pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 8-9am, Wednesdays

Delivery: target.com/shipt

TOLEDO FARMERS’ MARKET

Market Hours: 8am-1pm, Saturdays (December-April). 8am-2pm, Saturdays (May-November). 

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 8-9pm

WALMART

Store Hours (all Toledo locations): 7am-8:30pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 6am-7am, Tuesdays

Delivery: grocery.walmart.com

WALT CHURCHILL’S MARKET

Store hours: 7am-9pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 7am-9am

WHOLE FOODS

Store hours: 8am-8pm

Senior/High-Risk Hours: 7am-8am

Delivery: wholefoodsmarket.com

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