I just read the article on the SuperValu store closing and the problems faced by nearby residents when it comes to grocery shopping.
I would urge those residents to look into grocery delivery
I am a disabled senior and I too find it difficult to shop. Not because my store has closed, but because of basic physical limitations. I have gone to delivery of groceries.
Best thing I have done recently.
I generally shop once every two weeks. I go online to the Save-On Foods website, pick my groceries and give them any special instructions; for instance I prefer really green bananas.
I can also tell them to substitute or not for certain items. I pick my delivery window, pay my bill and sit back and wait. Delivery cost is either $4.95 or $9.95 depending on which delivery window I choose. The groceries are delivered to my door and I am told not to tip the driver.
I have found this to be a convenient and very safe way to get my groceries. I have also found I spend less as I am not picking up things I don't need just because they look appetizing. The savings from this more than cover the delivery fee.
This is not an advertisement for Save-On Foods. Most grocery stores now have this service. I urge people, especially seniors and disabled, to not be afraid to try something new. Just make sure you are using the grocery store website, not a delivery company.
Heather Fisher, Burnaby