March 16, 2020 By Christian Murray
Stop & Shop, a supermarket chain with several locations throughout Queens and hundreds across the North East, announced today that it is adjusting its hours to accommodate senior citizens.
The grocery chain will provide senior citizens with a designated 1 ½ hour period each day– starting Thursday– exclusively for their shopping. Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the stores will only be open for customers over the age of 60.
Stop & Shop said that seniors are the most vulnerable population amid the coronavirus and it is important that they can get access to food and other needed supplies at this time. Furthermore, the stores will be less crowed which will enable social distancing.
The stores for the general public are now open from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. effective immediately.
The stores were previously open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
Stop & Shop has stores in Long Island City, Arverne, Rockaway, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood, Flushing, Howard Beach and Ozone Park.
The company operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.
Thank you for thinking about us old folks
There are disabled
and people under 60 who are at a higher risk also! It can take seniors, disable etc. near 2 hours to get up dressed and ready to go out. So that means wake up at 4am! How about having deliveries made more available (not a 7 day wait for PeaPod) and that will help seniors,disabled and the like safer!
Is that for the Farmingville store in N ocean Ave.?
Thank you S&S for your consideration and care. Thank you all who work in Stop and Shop!
What about the 3 Brooklyn Stores:
Too early for seniors but a great idea
Why bout The Bronx store
Does this apply to stores on Long Island ?
That is very thoughtful
Brilliant idea. Everything needs to accommodate our community and the individuals that make up our community. Stop & Shop is showing that by deeming our Seniors the ability to have the necessities and keeping them safe. Thank You!
I think that’s wonderful idea
Thank you stop and shop for thinking about us old people god bless all of yo
This is wonderful!
Does this also apply to the handicapped who are under 60 years old?
I appreciate what you’re doing it’s just so early you know most Seniors don’t have a car. We would have to get up at4:30 or 5:00 am. To be there by6:00 am. Some of us have no one to help us. Just saying. Thank you for thinking of us
Thank you sooo much, I’m a senior and truly appreciate the consideration
What about The Long beach Stop and shop ??
That’s wonderful! Thank you Stop and shop.
What about the workers who are over 60 What is the store going to do for us I am 64 cashier for stop and shop and have a sick husband with heart conditions. I don’t want to go to work and be exposed. What do we do about this situation and I don’t want to loss my job but I’m afraid to put my self in harms way. This is very dangerous to my self and family
Thanks but no thanks. A thoughtful gesture but do you really think we seniors are up that early ? Not a chance. A major reason I retired was so that I didn’t have to get up and drive in the dark.
How about Brooklyn?
Are they implying that seniors don’t give it to each other?? This is just not right. Putting blame on the younger.
Great idea..there is one in middletown ny..I will take advantage
Does this include the Brooklyn stores too?
This is very appreciated and we will never forget what stop And shop doing for us TANK YOU
Thanks for thinking of the seniors who are more fearful of the virus
7:30-9:00 am would have been nice for seniors. 6:00am?