The first day of offering a seniors hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. went well at Williams Lake Save-on-Foods.
On Wednesay, the company announced it was changing its hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all 178 stores and implementing an hour each day for seniors, people with disabilities and the vulnerable so they could shop at a time that was less hectic.
Supplies continue to arrive and there are some buying limits in effect at the store in Williams Lake as of Thursday, March 19.
Williams Lake’s Save-on-Foods manager said staff is doing the best they can Wednesday morning but the delivery truck has yet to arrive.
“It should be arriving some time this morning, we just don’t know when,” Mark Moyes said as customers who had been lined up outside streamed into the store.
A quick check inside revealed the toilet paper shelves are empty.
Moyes told a customer there were no potatoes in yet either.
Over at Real Canadian Wholesale Club, they did receive one truck load of fresh and one of dry goods, but are still waiting for another dry goods truck.
The store’s hours have been changed to 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Margetts Meat Market said they are still plugging along.
“I have had to quit taking orders and just have people come in and buy as they need out of the case because we are so behind and cannot keep up,” said owner John Margetts.
They are a small shop and are dealing with 300 people a day.
“If people can be patient that would be great and keep their distance from people. Listen to the health people they are the ones that know.”
He encourages people to share not hoard.
“We had to put a limit to five pounds of hamburger,” Margetts said.
We have reached out to Walmart.