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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 Additionally, members can shop online at or get their groceries delivered at

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 to verify hours at each location

Food Banks

Many families are struggling to feed their loved ones during this pandemic. Here is a list of food banks and food distribution centers in the Bay Area and L.A. area. 


Lower-income Californians can apply for CalFresh food benefits. If you have a change in income, even a temporary one, you may be eligible. Apply online or call 1-877-847-3663 (1-877-847-FOOD).