After a wave of a panic buying that saw stores jammed with customers and merchandise depleted due to stockpiling, the Governor and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association have worked to organize a statewide coalition of grocery stores. This coalition will set aside one or more hours of operations for senior citizens and other vulnerable populations.
These special shopping hours will typically take place before the store opens to the general public, which should help ensure our most vulnerable can find essential items.
Some notable stores that will be holding special shopping hours include ALDI, Costco, Jewel-Osco, Schnucks, Target and Walmart. For the full list of participating grocery stores and their designated special shopping hours, follow this link: https://irma.org/covid-19-senior-shopping/