Grocery Store Update time! Please share what you see, don’t see out there. Special request for info on hand sanitizer from a lovely reader who volunteers at a local food bank.
International Workers’ Day Boycott
Today is Friday, May 1st – which is also May Day or International Workers’ Day, a holiday commonly celebrated internationally as a day to commemorate the struggle to secure the 8-hour work day and other worker protections. As shared in articles here and here that many frontline workers nationwide may be calling out or walking out of work as they demand safer working conditions, including hazard pay, sick leave, protective gear and cleaning supplies.
As detailed in this CBS News post, “Labor organizers at Amazon, its groceries subsidiary Whole Foods, Instacart and Target-owned Shipt have said they plan to walk out on May 1, a holiday commonly celebrated internationally as a day to honor workers. Their demands, while diverse, include an expansion of paid sick leave, access to personal protective equipment, better pay and enforcement of social distancing in the workplace.” Some of the walkouts are set for lunch time. National organizers are asking customers to support them by not shopping Friday. If you can, consider finding another place to shop today.
More Route 1 COVID-19 Resources
- These local garden nurseries deliver to the Route 1 Corridor?
- Family Wellness Tips from Hyattsville’s Dr. Qadira Huff.
- These Route 1 Small Businesses sell homemade face masks!
- Don’t forget – these local grocery stores offer special shopping hours for our older friends and those with compromised immune systems.
- And these local pharmacies now offer free 1-2 day delivery of your prescription medications.
- Need a break from coronavirus info? Read up on Lakeland, the Historic African American Community of College Park.
- Here’s a list of local businesses providing alcohol-delivery and curbside pickup near the Route 1 corridor.
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Mike Edelman says
Does anyone know the truck delivery schedule of the local grocery stores? i.e. Safeway gets a truck on Monday night, Aldi on Wednesday night, etc?
Great question, Mike! Just posted it up on Route One Fun’s Facebook and Instagram pages – hopefully we’ll hear something back soon!
Hey Mike – so far, readers have shared that Yes! Organic gets their main grocery deliveries on Monday, Wed and Friday. Whole Foods gets deliveries Monday – Friday. Hope this helps!
Clare JC shares: “I’ve gotten bleach at Home Depot but I haven’t seen hand sanitizer or Lysol spray anywhere since March. TP seems to be generally available again.”
Kristen W shares: “There was one thing of hand sanitizer left at the Giant of East West Hywy. They also had Toliet Paper and Yeast!! They did not have regular hand soap or bleach but I got everything else on my list.”
Justine C shares: “Whole Foods had flour, eggs, dairy, produce, but very little meat. Freezer items (veggies, fruit, pizza, ice cream) were stocked. No one seems capable of following the arrows on the floor but all employees and Instacart workers were wearing masks.”
On Thursday, Lidl in College Park had flour and other baking supplies. Good stock of fresh produce, eggs, dairy products and frozen meats. Also ice cream! Not much in paper products.
Target in Greenbelt also had good supply of canned and dry goods, snacks, & some baking supplies including Vegan Egg Replacer. Not much in paper products, did find paper towel. Also well stocked on pet food for those looking.
Thank you, Rose!
John H shares: ” MOMs had lots of TP, no paper towels, produce was full, store was pretty empty this AM. DIdn’t check the flour, but Muir Glen tomatoes are on sale! And it’s Friday Fresh Trout!!! 😄 Meat and poultry and sausages were well stocked.”
Kristen B shares: “At Sams in Laurel- Bottles of clorox, 20lb bags of flour and Charmin TP. Chicken but no ground beef”