Local Grocery Stores Offer Shopping Schedule Just for Seniors, Disabled

Many local grocery stores are opening their doors only to seniors and people with disabilities at the start of the day

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Local grocery stores across the county are opening their doors a bit earlier to give seniors, people with disabilities or shoppers with compromised immune systems their own time to pace the aisles and shop for essentials.

Northgate Market, a supermarket chain specializing in Hispanic grocery items, and Baron’s Market were some of the first grocery stores to offer senior hours. Since then more have followed suit.

Here is a full list of grocery stores offering special hours:

Northgate is giving seniors 65 and older and people with disabilities an hour to themselves from 7-8 a.m. The market will remain open to the general public until 8 p.m. To find a location near you, click here.

Vons, Albertsons and Safeway are reserving Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 a.m. to "vulnerable shoppers," a group that includes pregnant women, persons with compromised immune systems and senior citizens. To find a location near you, click here.

Baron’s Market announced seniors ages 65 or older and people with disabilities will have the store to themselves from 9-10 a.m. To find a location near you, click here.

Target: The first hour of shopping every Wednesday will be reserved for seniors and those with underlying health concerns. To find a location near you, click here.

Whole Foods will service seniors ages 60 or older an hour before opening. To view a store near you, click here.

Costco's local stores announced special operating hours for members ages 60 or older. Hours will be 8-9 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Smart and Final said it is opening stores 30 minutes early, from 7:30- 8 a.m. to accommodate shoppers ages 65 years or older, customers with disabilities and pregnant women. To find a location near you, click here.

Stater Bros. Markets are opening its doors early to seniors ages 65 and older starting at 7:45 a.m. To find a location near you, click here.

2-1-1 San Diego has a map of grocery stores that are offering senior hours on their website here.

For everything you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on day-to-day life in San Diego, click here.

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