Walmart News: Retailer adds special pickup hour for first responders and those most at risk

When it comes to Walmart news, we are often looking at their new food releases. But this time, we are looking at their expanded pickup hours.

In times of need, we look to the people on the front lines for support and guidance. And during the coronavirus pandemic, the people on the front lines include first responders, health care workers, and even the people working at grocery stores. At Walmart, they are hoping to help by offering first responders and those who are most at risk a chance to pickup their orders at a special reserved time.

According to a press release from Walmart, first responders, people over the age of 60, and health care workers can schedule to pick up there groceries at a designated time specifically for them. On the Walmart grocery page when you place an order, there is a new prompt available that specifies “At Risk Only.” This special pickup hour runs from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and is only available at select locations.

The senior vice president of customer product at Walmart, Tom Ward, explained that, “now more than ever, families are relying on our pickup service to help get quality, fresh groceries to their homes as safely as possible.” And not only that, but he went on to share the fact that, “these are extraordinary times, and we are constantly looking for ways we can help deliver that same peace of mind to all our customers, particularly those who are most at-risk.”

I love the fact that Walmart is trying to do what they can to make things easier on their customers. This is especially true for customers who may be at risk at this time.

Offering a special hour for our at risk citizens and the first responders is definitely a much appreciated way that the retailer can make a difference, even in some small way.

Are you looking for more information about staying safe during the current pandemic? You can check out the CDC guidelines on how to stay safe during these difficult times.