Mount Shasta Supermarket and Dunsmuir Supermarket are now offering home deliveries for those who are 65 and older, or who are quarantined by a medical professional due to the novel coronavirus.

Mount Shasta Supermarket and Dunsmuir Supermarket are now offering home deliveries for those who are 65 and older, or who are quarantined by a medical professional due to the novel coronavirus.

The delivery service will be offered at no charge, but there will be a $30 minimum order amount required, explained store owner Keith Cool, who decided to begin the service “to help ease the impact of the coronavirus on our communities.” Deliveries are “drop and go,” with no face-to-face contact.

For those who don’t meet delivery guidelines, the stores are also offering curbside service Monday through Friday.

Delivery service

Volunteers from St. Barnabas Church will be delivering groceries on Tuesdays and Thursdays after customers call to place their orders between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Payment will be made by credit or debit card over the phone.

Although the delivery service is currently offered in Mount Shasta and Dunsmuir only, Cool said he’d like to expand to McCloud and Weed, if there is a need.

While preparing orders, cashiers and managers all wear gloves and shop for the freshest items in the store, Cool said. “A lot of people are ordering things like tortillas, milk and eggs ... we are a small store with some limits in selection, so please be as specific as you can in your order so we get you the right items.”

Cool said due to the state of the economy, he has had trouble getting orders, which in turn can affect a delivery order.

“We have been reaching out to other distributors to get what’s needed,” said Cool, but it will be easier if customers are willing to make some substitutions.

Once an order leaves the store, the sale is final, Cool said. “For health reasons, (the groceries) cannot come back into the store.”

Cool said his stores have provided deliveries for those in need before, but he’s always wanted to build a delivery business, and “this could be the platform for that.”

To place a delivery order, call (530) 925-0797 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays only. No alcohol or tobacco products are available for delivery to comply with state ID requirements.

Curbside delivery

For those who don’t qualify for home delivery but still want to practice social distancing by not entering the stores, curbside delivery is available.

Cool asks that customers write down their orders and call them in before noon to either the Mount Shasta store at (530) 926-2212 or the Dunsmuir store at (530) 235-4266. Customers should have their debit or credit card available for payment.

Customers should provide an approximate time they’d like to pick up their orders, and call the store when they’ve arrived and are ready for staff to bring it out to the parking lot.

ID should be ready for any tobacco or alcohol purchases.

Other stores offering curbside delivery

Ramshaw’s owner Bill Ramshaw sent out a message on Facebook informing customers interested in taking advantage of their curbside service to shop at acehardware.com or call the shop to have orders placed at (530) 926-3482. Ramshaw said deliveries would go out to customers’ homes or be available curbside outside the store.

Shoppers can call the store, shop over the phone and pick up and pay right from their car, Ramshaw explained. The website inventory reflects actual quantities at the store, but Ramshaw warned customers about runs on certain products.

Curbside delivery is already available at Raley’s and Walmart in Yreka. Customers can choose a window during which to pick up their orders at designated parking spots outside the store.

Both stores use an app for easy shopping that can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play.

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