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-8pm
Senior/High-Risk Hours: First hour of business on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Delivery: aldi.us/en/pickup-delivery/grocery-delivery

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, Monday through Friday
Delivery: costco.com/my-life-costco-grocery-online-delivery.html

DOLLAR GENERAL
Store Hours: 8am-10pm, Heatherdowns, Bancroft, Phillips Ave., Holland Sylvania, Secor, McCord, New Towne Square, Jackman, Dorr
8am-9pm, Toledo Town Center, Airport Highway, Miracle Mile, Lagrange, Reynolds Road, Woodville Rd. in Oregon, W Sylvania and Perrysburg
8am-8pm, Navarre
9am-9pm, Alexis Park and S. Reynolds (10am-8pm Sunday)
9am-8pm, Bowling Green
Senior/High-Risk Hours: First hour of business daily

FOOD TOWN
Store Hours: 8am-10pm, Monday-Friday

THE FRESH MARKET
Store Hours: 8am-9pm
Senior/High Risk Hours: 8-9am, Monday through Friday
Delivery: Via Instacart at delivery.thefreshmarket.com

FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET
Store Hours: 7am-10pm, Monday-Friday; 6am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday
Senior/High-Risk Hours: 6-7am, 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: Third Thursday of every month 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 Sunday
Delivery: Via Grubhub at grubhub.com/restaurant/just-like-home-1250-flaire-dr-unit-a-toledo/1139880

KROGER
Store Hours (all Toledo locations): 6am-11pm
Senior/High-Risk Hours: 7-8am, Monday through Thursday
Delivery: Via Instacart at instacart.com/kroger

MEIJER
Store Hours (all Toledo locations): 6am-midnight
Senior/High-Risk Hours: 6-8am, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Delivery: shopmeijer.com

MIDDLE EAST MARKET
Store Hours: 9am-7pm, Monday-Saturday; 10am-7pm, Sunday

MONNETTE’S MARKET
Store hours: 9am-7pm

SAUTTER’S MARKET
Store hours: 7am-8pm
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-5pm, Monday-Wednesday; 9am-6pm, Thursday and Friday; 9am-1pm, Saturday, Waggoner Blvd.
9am-7pm, Monday-Saturday; 11am-5pm, Sunday, Monroe St.
Delivery: Call 419-882-8555

STANLEY’S MARKET
Store hours: 8am-6pm, Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday
Delivery: Call 419-726-4347

TARGET
Store hours: 8am-10pm
Senior/High-Risk Hours: 8-9am, Tuesdays and 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, Monday-Saturday; 8am-9pm, Sunday
Senior/High-Risk Hours: 7am-9am

WHOLE FOODS
Store hours: 8am-9pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7am-9pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Senior/High-Risk Hours: 7am-8am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Delivery: wholefoodsmarket.com

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