Some resources you may not have heard about…
If you are trying to minimize your exposure, there are still options to get things you need. There are numerous services now where you can minimize your contact by pre-ordering and just coming by and picking it up. And other services provide delivery direct to your home. Not all services are appropriate or available to everyone, but we thought we would collect some of them here.
And of course, keep in mind that the Brookside Response Team is available to help you if you are vulnerable or isolated and you need assistance.
Note that some services are changing policies and pricing during this period, so the details below may not be currently accurate.
Inclusion of a resource in this list is not intended as an endorsement of any kind.
Grocery delivery or pick up services
Slipacoff’s Premium Meats
Pricier meat, but they do deliver.
Walmart Grocery Pick up or Delivery
$50 minimum order for pick up. $10 fee for delivery (if you are in a delivery zone).
No delivery surcharge on orders over $75, but no minimum order. 2 day delivery for members.
Offering delivery and pick up. Delivery fees start at $3.99 and vary by the size of the order. Pick up orders vary by pick up time, usually $3 to $5.
Loblaws also offers their Flashfood app with quick deals on clearance items that can be pre-purchased and then picked up.
Remember that Amazon also sells food and other household items. You won’t find a lot of fresh produce, but it might be a good source for other essentials.
Instacart offers delivery from Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Independent, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Staples (for when you are in isolation and you just really need an eraser?).
While most are closed for dining in, drive through, delivery or pick remains an option for a lot of them. Stay alert for fun deals, like Sala San Marco in Little Italy who offer free delivery on big orders and a free roll of toilet paper.
Skip The Dishes still offers restaurant food with contactless delivery (they will leave it on your doorstep).
Uber Eats still offer restaurant food delivery as well.
What other resources do you know about that might be helpful to feature here?