Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has contacted several grocers in the county to determine when they are open and what special hours they may have available for those who are at higher risk of COVID-19.
We encourage everyone to check with their local grocer or shop to verify the accuracy of the most up to date information before leaving your homes. The general public should not shop by the hours designated for those at higher risk.
Remember, there is no need to stockpile or buy more food than normal.
Hours for those at Higher Risk:
- Food Town- applies to all locations until ordered by corporate office, 7 a.m.-8 a.m.
- Fiesta- applies to all Fiesta locations, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- HEB- no citizen hours but have home delivery options.
- “H-E-B, in partnership with Favor Delivery, will launch a simple, low-cost solution that gives seniors access to their very own personal shopper by phone, allowing them to get essential food and supplies delivered to them, while remaining in the comfort and safety of their home. Beginning on Friday, March 20, seniors across Texas, age 60 and older, will be able to place orders with Favor using a curated list of products available from H-E-B.
- “We heard from our customers loud and clear, and we’re ready to offer one of the safest, healthiest solutions in the marketplace dedicated to seniors who are worried about going out in public,” said Martin Otto, H-E-B chief operating officer. “Together with Favor, H-E-B is committed to helping Texans get the products they need while slowing the spread of coronavirus in our communities.”https://newsroom.heb.com/h-e-b-launches-community-care-efforts-across-the-state-to-assist-our-most-vulnerable-neighbors/
- Wal-Mart- 6:00 a.m-7:00 a.m., applies to all Wal-Mart Stores
- Target- every location until ordered by corporate, first shopping hour on Wednesdays.
- Randalls- 1890 FM 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. available to Senior Citizens. While solely designated it is highly recommended that the general public do not stop by those hours to allow for the Senior Citizens BUT public is able to stop by.
- Whole Foods Market- Those over 60 years old and can start shopping at 7:00am.
Important Tips To Remember
- Use your fresh ingredients first. You don’t want any food to go to waste, so use up perishable ingredients before foods with a longer shelf life.
- Know what keeps longest. Fresh foods with relatively long shelf life includes root vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions
- Carefully wash, rinse and drain salad leaves and fresh herbs and spin dry in a salad spinner, place into a suitable plastic storage tray, cover and keep refrigerated.
- Don’t forget to eat. Remain hydrated and well fed. Malnutrition can cause your immune system to become weakened or lengthen the time your body takes to recover from illness.