What are the senior hours for my local stores?
As of June 28, 2022, many local supermarkets and national chains have revoked their senior shopping hours to allow older and at-risk individuals to shop without larger crowds. If you are concerned about contracting COVID-19 as you are grocery shopping, try to utilize the contactless pickup options that are available at most grocery stores by shopping online. The best time to go grocery shopping if your local grocery store does not provide senior hours is when the store opens. At this time there will not be many people and you are able to grocery shop as safely as you can.
However, there are still national chain grocery stores that provide senior hours and you could always call to double-check that they are still available. Typically, the first hour of the store opening on specific days is reserved for senior citizens. Hours vary based on stores, and it is important to check the respective websites for the time.
Aldi: The first hour is reserved on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Walmart: 6 am-7 am every Tuesday
Target: The first hour is reserved on Tuesdays
Fresh Market: 8-9 AM on the weekdays
Kroger: The first hour of the opening is reserved for senior citizens, but it varies based on the location
Lowes Foods: 7-8 AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Source: U.S News