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Stores with Senior Shopping Hours or Shop-For-You

Uploaded: Mar 22, 2020
Some local food stores are offering senior hours or special arrangements. Call first to confirm. Also call to ask them what kind of "proof" (ie. letter signed by the senior) giving permission to a caregiver to shop for them during the senior hours.


Safeway: Tues and Thurs 7-9am
Target: Wed 7-9am
Whole Foods: Wed 8-9am
Trader Joes: Call before you go and
someone will meet you at your car. Give them
your list and they will shop for you. Confirmed today 3/22/2020
at Town & Country location.

*Please confirm hours with your local store.
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?


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Posted by Thanks, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Mar 22, 2020 at 10:10 am

Thanks, MAx. I believe at Whole Foods the senior hour is everyday

Web Link

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Posted by BarbaraS, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Mar 22, 2020 at 12:50 pm

BarbaraS is a registered user.

Thanks, Max.
I'm grateful for your blog.
Barbara S. at Moldaw

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Posted by resident, a resident of Midtown,
on Mar 23, 2020 at 10:11 am

Trader Joe's senior hour is 9-10am starting today: Web Link

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Posted by Grocery Shopper, a resident of Palo Verde,
on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:45 am

Which stores and restaurants are using Contactless Payment options?

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Posted by Max Greenberg, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:20 pm

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Grocery Shopper - I don't know which stores are offering Contactless Payment options, but the more I've thought about it the safer it seems to be to try to limit your in-store purchases and buy from local stores (if they have what you need and will deliver) or online to minimize contact with people, surfaces, etc in the stores. The risk of handling what's being delivered when it arrives seems more easily reduced than going into a store, being reltively close to the checker who has numerous customers pass by them throughout the day, plus all the handling it takes to get the items on the shelves. Of course we are sympathetic to the workers in the stores keeping their jobs, but this virus needs to be stopped now. Maybe store clerks can be turned into shoppers and deliver, leaving the box on your doorstep. Then you take some precautions when opening the box - be creative. I've been to Safeway a few times and no checkers I saw were using gloves or masks. Even the self-checkout machines involves contact, including the little tray where you change comes out. Leave it in there, if you must.

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Posted by resident, a resident of Midtown,
on Mar 23, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Online grocery shopping seems to be really swamped these days. Some are missing their delivery dates and others won't let you order at all. Anyone have good experiences to share?

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Posted by Father of 3, a resident of Midtown,
on Mar 23, 2020 at 3:53 pm

I've had some luck with Amazon, since there's a large collection of sellers for same products often and you can see delivery dates posted. Of course everything can change in a minute and those dates might not be achievable.

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