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Eggs are sold out. Hand sanitizer is on backorder. Strained staff is working overtime. Here's how Midpeninsula grocery stores are responding to the coronavirus

Original post made on Apr 10, 2020

Local grocery stores and their employees are on their own front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions they're taking have intensified as officials doubled down on social distancing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 10, 2020, 11:03 AM

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Posted by Stephen
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Apr 10, 2020 at 1:35 pm

To the grocers & restaurants in mid=Peninsula. Swipeby ( offers a turnkey curbside delivery app. Upload your menu/offering and consumers can shop through the app. App pings you when shopper arrives so you can bring their order to them curbside. Easily implemented and very inexpensive, easier on your customers and you than phone-in orders. Free to try. Endorsed by Performance Food Group as a COVID solution. Web Link

Posted by Kathleen
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Apr 10, 2020 at 1:43 pm

This is a great time to support our small, local grocers. Nick at the Willows Market is posting to Facebook every day to let his customers know what is in stock. He has eggs, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and many other products that people need, and he has worked really hard to keep groceries in stock when the large distributors have refused to supply him. The store is practicing physical distancing, cleaning the baskets and carts and doing all it can to keep the community supplied. His staff is friendly, patient and careful. We need these markets to still be here when all of this is over; they are crucial to our sense of community. The best way to ensure that is to support them now.

Posted by senior
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm

With so much unemployment locally, I wish the grocery stores would hire more people, especially for home delivery.

Posted by Julie
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Apr 10, 2020 at 10:08 pm

Thank you grocery store and local market employees!! We see you and appreciate everything you are doing for your communities. Stay healthy!

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