Our local supermarkets and other stores as well are offering special hours for area seniors. Please be sure to call to confirm before shopping, as the situation may change.
- Grade A ShopRite Supermarkets will reserve 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. for customers 65 and older
- Stop & Shop stores will open earlier in order to service only customers who are age 60 and over from 6:00a.m.-7:30a.m. daily.
- Caraluzzi’s is opening early 6:30-7:30am every day for shoppers aged 65 and older.
- Stew Leonard’s will open a half and hour early each day to allow seniors and those with vulnerable immune systems to shop in a less crowded environment
- Target will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
- Whole Foods: customers who are 60 and older will be able to shop at stores in the US and Canada one hour before opening time for the general public. For instance, if a store’s posted hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., these older customers can come in starting at 8:00 a.m
- Walmart: From March 24 through April 28, Walmart will hold an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens.
Please note that grocery stores may experience shortages of food and are working hard to continually restock supplies.
United Way of Western Connecticut, the Danbury Food Collaborative, and Age Well Council will continue to convene community partners digitally to share resources, best practices, and updates as the situation evolves.