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Local stores with shopping hours for elderly, vulnerable adults during COVID-19 crisis

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Albertsons/Safeway: The Albertsons company, which owns more than 2,200 stores nationwide including Safeway, has designated a special shopping time for seniors and vulnerable shoppers. This time slot is reserved for every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m.

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Bashas'/Food City/ AJ's: Bashas', Food City and AJ's grocery stores will open their stores an hour early on Wednesdays.

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Big Lots: Stores nationwide will reserve its opening hour - 9 to 10 a.m. - for senior citizens and vulnerable shoppers.

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Dollar General: The discount chain across the nation allocated its first hour of business for older and vulnerable shoppers.

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Kroger/Fry's: Fry's Food Stores have allocated 6 to 7 a.m. for exclusive shopping for individuals 60 years old and older Monday through Thursday.

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Natural Grocers: Natural Grocers have allocated Sundays from 9-10 a.m. for those over 60 years old, pregnant women and others with underlying medical issues.

Target: The major retailer announced all stores will allocate the first hour of operation each Wednesday for vulnerable guests.

Trader Joe's: The specialty grocer dedicated its daily 9 to 10 a.m. hour to senior customers.

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Walmart: The company announced its stores will direct its opening hour every Tuesday to customers aged 60 or older. This will be held Tuesday through April 28.

Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods Market stores across the the U.S. and Canada will allow shoopers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening.

At this time, Sprouts, Food Conspiracy Co-op, Lee Lee International Supermarket, Grantstone Market and El Herradero Supermarket do not have hours set for seniors or vulnerable adults.