COVID-19: Seniors’ Shopping Hours and Food Delivery
Many businesses are offering specialty hours for seniors and those most at risk. The following information is subject to change. Please check with your local stores to confirm offers and operating hours.
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Fresh St. Market has five locations in the Lower Mainland and will offer a morning shopping hour for seniors and individuals who are at high risk of developing severe symptoms every Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 8 a.m. Click Here
On Wednesday and Friday mornings, all IGA locations will be open from 7 to 8 a.m. Click Here
Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada are dedicating the first hour they’re open to customers who need assistance or special consideration. That includes seniors and people living with disabilities. Seniors will also be able to apply the Seniors Day discount of 20 per cent on regular priced items during Shopper Drug Mart’s first hour of operation every day. Please check your local store for hours. Click Here
Real Canadian Superstore is offering dedicated shopping hours to seniors and those living with disabilities between 7 and 8 a.m. For other shoppers, all locations are now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. They are also lowering cost on home delivered goods and eliminating fees for delivery and pick up. Click Here
Costco is offering dedicated shopping hours to seniors and those living with disabilities Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. Click Here
Save-On-Foods is offering dedicated shopping hours to seniors and those living with disabilities every day from 7 to 8 a.m. Services are also available for pickup and delivery. Click Here
Safeway is dedicating the first hour they’re open to seniors and those living with disabilities. Please check your local store for hours. Click Here
London Drugs is offering Seniors’ Hours from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday. Notes: The last hour each day is reserved for first responders and healthcare professionals. Pharmacy hours differ from store hours, usually 1 hour shorter.
“Something new we have just started, is a program to help seniors who might be isolated or in desperate need of essential items or medications. If you know of a senior who is in great need, we have a dedicated team of staff who are here to support them. Caregivers and family members can email SupportSeniors@LondonDrugs.com.” Click Here
Nesters Market has over a dozen locations across B.C. and is dedicating its first opening hour to customers who wish assistance or extra consideration, including seniors and those living with disabilities. Please check your local store for hours. Click Here
Every day from 9 to 10 a.m., Granville Island’s Public Market is open to seniors only. Click Here
Choices Market is offering Seniors’ Hour from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Cllick Here
Whole Foods is offering Seniors Shopping Hours from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Click Here
Quality Foods has announced that it will reserve its first two hours of service for seniors and other vulnerable customers. Store hours will officially change on Monday, March 23 to allow for seniors-only shopping between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Click Here
Walmart is offering dedicated shopping hours to seniors and those living with disabilities Monday through Friday from 7 to 8 a.m. Click Here
Vancouver Coastal Health Shop by Phone Grocery Program
Provides homebound seniors and disabled adults help with their grocery shopping. Clients call a designated order line to place an order and volunteer grocery shoppers then pick up and deliver the groceries to the client’s home.
North Shore: 604-984-5929
Stores that offer Delivery and Pick Up
Some stores and businesses are offering delivery services for groceries. Please note, due to high demand, you may experience delays.
T&T Supermarket https://www.tntsupermarket.com/delivery-to-home.html
London Drugs (for shelf-stable items Delivery for Prescriptions also available) https://www.londondrugs.com
Grocery Delivery Services
Many restaurants are closing in response to COVID-19, while many are switching to pick up or delivery services only. There are services that offer meal delivery to your home, from hundreds of restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area.
Uber Eats https://www.ubereats.com/
Skip the Dishes https://www.skipthedishes.com/
Door Dash https://www.doordash.com/
There are services that will deliver to your door all the fresh and frozen ingredients, in the correct proportions, with the delicious recipes.
Heart to Home Meals, for Seniors https://www.hearttohomemeals.ca/
Good Food https://www.makegoodfood.ca/
Chef’s Plate https://www.chefsplate.com/
Hello Fresh https://www.hellofresh.ca/
Miss Fresh https://www.missfresh.com/
Fresh Prep https://www.freshprep.ca/
Many local Kosher food providers are offering pickup and/or delivery services. Please note, if you live outside of the city of Vancouver, delivery may not be available:
Sabra Kosher Bakery & Restaurant is offering delivery of groceries (e.g. not falafel) between 1st and 7th (Granville to Fraser). Curbside pickup of food and groceries is also available – phone 604-733-4912. Click Here