No Frills Adapts to COVID-19 Challenges

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Kurtis' No Frills in Trail is among Kootenay grocery outlets adapting to the COVID-19 fallout.

Owner Kuris McGillivray says are limiting applicable items to two-per customer as over shopping has put them about three days behind in deliveries.

He asks people to shop responsibly, by picking up only items deemed necessary.

"If everybody settled down a little bit down and buckled down in their homes and used the food that they have and buy commodities as they need them it would be a much better situation for everybody;" said McGillivray.

He said shipments have been coming in around the clock as they venture to restock the shelves.

The store has also made hand sanitizing a priority and requested one shopper per household do the buying and customers keep a cart-length distance from each other and staff 

He also encouraged donations to food banks that are still serving clients.

"I know a few have closed their doors but the Trail United Food bank is still open and they do have a large increase right now with people coming in especially with the layoffs going on around town'" said McGillivary

Donations can be made at the store.

No Frills, like other grocers throughout the region, will offer exclusive openings for seniors and those with special needs and compromised immune systems.

 

They will be able to shop on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 7-to-8 a.m.