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Tips for Getting Groceries
Online Grocery Stores
Stores that let you shop online and deliver to your home. Some have stopped accepting new customers. You may need to try a few:
- Amazon Fresh
- Thrive Market
- Prime Now – Discount for customers on Food Stamps or Medicaid.
- Full Cart – Low income people can apply for free shipping.
- Farmbox Direct – where they deliver
- The Fruit Guys
- Melissa’s Produce
Online Local Grocery Stores
- FreshDirect some areas of NY and NJ
- Green Bean Delivery – midwest
- Hungry Harvest – Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, Northern Delaware, South Florida, The Triangle Area and Charlotte in North Carolina and the Detroit Metro Area.
- Misfits Market – Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.
- OurHarvest – New York City and Long Island.
US Wellness Meats
US Wellness Meats pastured meats delivery. Reader’s tip: “I found that eating fully pastured meats helped me feel better than eating stuff from the grocery store. I used for several years. If I timed my order right I would get my meat on the weeks that they offered a 15% discount.”
Most stores on this page do not accept EBT, SNAP, CalFresh or food stamps. Please check out this page instead: How to Get Groceries Delivered with SNAP
Reader’s report that some food banks are adding delivery services. Food banks offer free groceries to people in need. Find a Food Bank in Your Area
Update: During coronavirus time, mixed reports from readers. Some problems with food items being missing or damaged in shipping and not getting refunds.
Stores That Shop For You
Some stores will allow you to place your order online. They will do the shopping for you and have your groceries ready at the register.
Sometimes you can just drive up and they will load your car (you never have to get out of the car!)
Many food co-ops are creating special hours where elderly and immune-compromised members can shop without crowds and stress. Food Co-ops offer healthy foods and wonderful communities: Find a Food Co-op in Your Area.
Community Supported Agriculture programs provide healthy, high quality produce while supporting sustainable farmers and local farms. They may have drop off points at your house or in your area. If they don’t deliver to your door, contact them and let them know you are homebound and ask if it is possible.
🌷 Pill pack pharmacy delivery
🌷 Zenni glasses delivery. (super cheap!)
Shopping Assistance for People with Disabilities
This blog was created by people with ME/CFS (Sometimes called “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”).
Being homebound is nothing new to us. Many of us have been homebound or bedridden for five, or ten, or twenty years.
There is now a great deal of support, understanding, and help available to people staying home during Coronavirus, but none of this was available to us all these years, and when Coronavirus is over, it may go away again.
As you go about your day, please take a moment to think about your homebound friends. You may be able to go back out someday, but we may never be able to.