Good news! Starting next week, Shoppers College Park has agreed to start special hours for seniors and at-risk residents at its store. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, these exclusive hours will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 am to 9 am.

The notices at the Shoppers College Park store read:

“Help Us Help Our Neighbors. Each Tuesday and Thursday. 7 am – 9 am. We ask for your help to try to avoid shopping during these short windows of time and reserve them for our senior citizens and other at-risk members of our community. We appreciate your patience and support as you help us with this temporary request.”

Recently, the College Park City Council sent a letter to UNFI, the parent company of Shoppers College Park store, asking them to start special shopping hours at the Shoppers College Park store.

In addition to Shoppers, there are a number of grocers in the area that already have special hours for seniors. The list includes Giant, Safeway, Whole Foods, Target, Costco, Sam’s Club, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and Walmart. Please see the flyer below for details.

Thank you UNFI, and the management and staff at the Shoppers College Park store for offering these special hours. A special hour will help our senior and at-risk residents to conveniently and safely shop during this pandemic period.