Special Shopping Hours and Food Bank Information
Priority Access for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Costco is temporarily allowing priority access to our warehouses during all open hours for Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters. Healthcare workers (which includes pharmacists and all hospital employees with a hospital ID) and first responders who present a Costco membership card and official identification of their role, will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.
Costco locations have temporarily implemented new weekday closing hours. For specific hours, find a Costco warehouse near you. U.S. Costco warehouses will close at 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
All of its locations will have an ‘Appreciation Hour’ from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Sundays for first responders and healthcare workers. During this designated time period, first responders and healthcare workers can shop in all of BJ’s locations without a membership.
Sundays 8-9am. Members can find their local club and check club hours by visiting bjs.com/locations. Additionally, members can shop online at bjs.com or get their groceries delivered at delivery.bjs.com.
Save Mart, FoodMaxx, and Lucky Stores
First responders, defined as law enforcement, fire and medical personnel, will have the opportunity to shop at all Save Mart, FoodMaxx and Lucky stores one hour before and one hour after posted store hours every day for the time being. First responders will need to provide proof of credentials to access dedicated shopping. Go to https://www.savemart.com/stores#/ to verify hours at each location
We’ve heard of families struggling to feed their loved ones. Here is a list of food banks and food distribution centers in the Bay Area and LA area. We are working on updating the list to include more cities.
Californians with low income can apply for CalFresh any time. If you have a change in income, even a temporary one because of the coronavirus, you can apply for CalFresh food benefits. Apply online or call 1-877-847-3663 (1-877-847-FOOD).