Shopping Resources

~ CVS is offering 1 to 2 day delivery of prescriptions and everyday essentials. *until May 31, 2020

Food: https://www.vcemergency.com/resources/food

Great Plates Meal Program: 
https://www.vcemergency.com/ventura-county-emergency-restaurant-meals

Greater Ventura Food Pantries - Please click on this link to visit foodshare and get a list of the food banks in the Greater Ventura Area. Several pantries in the area have temporarily closed so Foodshare has instituted several pop-ups. The list can be found here. Foodshare is asking that residents visit pop-up pantries in their city only so that everyone can be served. 

~ Area Agency on Aging is providing two weeks of food (and a roll of toilet paper) to seniors. Folks can pick up a box of food at 646 County Square Drive, across from Government Center in Ventura. Food can also be delivered. People should call 805-477-7352

~ Many stores have special hours for seniors or other at risk communities.We know that some of the stores below are not in the L.A. area but we are including them so that you can inform family members who patronize these stores.

The stores and hours are:
  • Albertsons: Stores are open from 7 to 9 .am. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and at-risk customers to shop.
  • ALDI: Stores are open from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and at-risk customers to shop.
  • Big Y: Stores are open from 7 to 8 a.m. daily for seniors and at-risk customers to shop.
  • BJ's Wholesale Club: Anyone 60 and older can shop from 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Costco: Any member 60 and older can shop from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. No more than two people can enter the store with each membership card at one time.
  • Dollar General: The first hour of operation is reserved for seniors. Call your local store to find out opening times.
  • Fareway: Anyone 65 and older, immunocompromised, or expectant mothers can shop from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Food Lion: Every Monday and Wednesday, seniors and at-risk customers can shop from 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Food Town: Anyone 65 and older can shop from 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Fred Meyer: Seniors and at-risk customers can shop from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Fresh Market: Anyone 65 and older can shop from 8 to 9 a.m. on weekdays.
  • Gelson's: Anyone 65 and older can shop from 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Harris Teeter: Every Monday and Thursday from 6 to 8 a.m. is reserved for shoppers 60 and older.
  • HEB: Starting March 23, all stores offer the Favor Senior Support Line, a personal shopping and delivery service for at-risk customers, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m daily.
  • Kroger: All stores open at least one hour earlier for seniors and at-risk customers. Call your local store for exact times.
  • Morton Williams: Stores are open from 7 to 8 a.m. for "senior hour."
  • Pavilions: Stores are open from 7 to 9 .am. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and at-risk customers to shop.
  • Price Chopper: Stores are open from 7 to 8 a.m. for seniors and at-risk customers.
  • Publix: Anyone 65 and older can shop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Rite Aid: Seniors and at-risk customers can shop from 9 to 10 a.m. on weekdays.
  • Safeway: Stores are open from 7 to 9 .am. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and at-risk customers to shop.
  • Sam's Club: Seniors and at-risk customers can shop every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Shaw's: Stores are open from 7 to 9 .am. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and at-risk customers to shop.
  • Stop & Shop: Seniors and at-risk customers can shop from 6 to 7:30 a.m.
  • Target: Stores are reserving an hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for "vulnerable shoppers." Call your local store to find out exact hours.
  • Trader Joe's: Stores will dedicate the first hour (either 8 to 9 .am. or 9 to 10 a.m.) to seniors and at-risk customers. Call your local store to find out exact hours.
  • Vons: Stores are open from 7 to 9 .am. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and at-risk customers to shop.
  • Walgreens: Tuesdays are considered "Seniors Day" with all-day discounts and seniors-only shopping from 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Walmart: From now through April 28, stores open one hour early on Tuesday for 60 and older to shop.
  • Whole Foods Market: Stores open one hour early for 60 and older and at-risk customers to shop. Call your local store for exact hours.
  • WinCo Foods: Every Tuesday and Thursday, seniors and at-risk customers can shop from 6 to 7:30 a.m.