We are staying on top of the latest updates coming from the CDC/government in order to make sure we are doing our very best to keep our shoppers, our employees, and the community as safe as we can. On this page we will post updates to changes we have made, some of which may affect the shopping experience.
In addition to this listing you may read this blog post by our General Manager, LeAnna.
Hello Co-op Community,
With all the moving pieces and changes in our lives right now, we wanted to keep you updated. As a grocery store, we are an essential business in this community and we understand that we have a responsibility to remain open for those who rely on us.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice, we are open to the general public from 11am to 7pm starting. This includes all of produce, grocery, wellness, bulk, grab and go items, as well as made to order food from the cafe.
After many requests and with respect to the immunocompromised in our community, we are going to have special shopping hours from 9am to 11am. During this time, we are asking that employees and customers maintain a 6 ft distance from each other. We are asking for community cooperation in this, so that these hours are for high-risk community members to shop; immunocompromised, caregivers for the immunocompromised and the people in high risk age or health categories. This might be tough to execute, so please be patient with us as we find the best way to navigate this service.
We are a small team with limited resources, but we are working diligently to get some kind of online ordering up so that we can cut down on the amount of social exposure for customers and staff alike. Until then, call the store if you have any concerns about coming in so that we can try to assist with a pre-order. This system is imperfect! So please allow us some time to work out best practices as they arise.
Community Co-operation Form
Though we should all be mindful to take care of ourselves at this time, we must also support those in our community who are struggling to access vital resources and supplies. If you need help or are in good health and able to help others, please complete the Community Co-operation Google Form. Examples of help you can request or provide include shopping for and delivering groceries, running other essential errands and making wellness phone calls/offering emotional support. There are endless ways we can support each other in this time of need. Complete the form here: Community Co-operation Form
We want to thank our team. In this time of heightened insecurity and anxiety, our team has been patient, flexible and kind to one another. The warm spirit and sense of community at our Co-op is especially important at times like these and we are grateful for the efforts exerted by our staff every day under new circumstances.
We also want to thank our shoppers and our community. Thank you for supporting us even when lines are long or shipments are short. We appreciate your continued support as we navigate suggestions and challenges as they arise.
NOTE: As you may know, we had planned to update our store hours on March 29th. At this time, the change to our new store hours is delayed. It is in our hearts to someday serve you delicious breakfast, at a warmer time in the hopefully not-so-distant future.
Yours in cooperation,
LeAnna Nieratko and the team at Erie Food Co-op