To ensure that all members of our community get what they need, Portland grocery stores are offering special hours for vulnerable shoppers.
Who qualifies as a vulnerable shopper? It really depends on the grocery store. Some are focusing on seniors. Others are including people with compromised immune systems and women who are pregnant. Read the descriptions below to see if these hours apply to you.
These Portland grocery stores appear to be working on the honor system during special hours for vulnerable shoppers. Also, many of these stores are adjusting their hours to make sure their staff has time to stock shelves and sanitize.
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Special Hours for Vulnerable Shoppers
The Vancouver grocery store will host seniors 65+ and pregnant women from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Senior discounts are available for those 65+ all day Tuesdays and temporarily on Thursdays from 8-10 a.m.
The store is changing their hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday until further notice.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m., Costco will implement special operating hours for members 60 and older. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour; however the food court will maintain its normal operating schedule.
All Portland store locations will add an extra store open hour from 7-8 a.m. Monday through Friday for the elderly and vulnerable people in our community to shop.
The grocery store’s changing hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The neighborhood market is observing Senior Shopping Hour on Monday through Friday from 8-9 a.m. They will also extend Wednesday senior discount days to all hours, Monday through Friday, to provide extra space and assistance to these shoppers.
The market has changed its hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The supermarkets plan to reserve every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 a.m. for vulnerable shoppers, including seniors, people with compromised immune systems and pregnant women.
The first hour of shopping on Wednesdays will be reserved for vulnerable guests.
Target is also closing all stores at 9 p.m. local time and is enforcing limits on how many items of high-demand products each shopper can buy.
Every day from 9-10 a.m., TJ’s staff will maintain an additional line outside the front door for our senior customers. Right now, the store is limiting the number of customers allowed inside. This special senior hour will ensure that customers in need will have an expedited entrance to the store.
Walgreens is offering shopping for seniors 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily. This hour is also available to caregivers and immediate family members.
On Tuesdays, Walgreens offers senior discount for ages 55 and older, which is 30 percent off regularly priced Walgreens brands and 20 percent off regularly priced national brands. Restrictions may apply.
Every Tuesday from March 24-April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event for customers age 60 and up. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and vision centers will be open during this time.
Stores will have limits for customers for certain products including paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
The market is offering the hour before each store’s opening time for people 60 and older.
Also, hours at your nearest location may be closing up to two hours early, but will remain open for pickup and Amazon Prime delivery.
These special hours are subject to change. Check the grocery store websites for the most up-to-date information.
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