Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has introduced a dedication shopping hour for elderly and disabled people to purchase items.
Shopping between 7 AM and 8 AM will be exclusive to elderly and disabled people with government-issued disability and pension cards, starting tomorrow. The supermarket giant has brought up these actions as a direct response to the utterly chaotic panic buying and hoarding of essential items by greedy shoppers, which has left older people struggling to get their hands on food and toiletries.
Woolworths shared the news of this amazing initiative last night via their social media accounts.
Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director Claire Peters said that they’ll continue to do their very best to restock their stores during this period of unprecedented demand, and they’re aware that many of their elderly customers have been missing out on essential items when they shop. So, this temporary measure will give them, and the people with a disability, the opportunity to shop before their stores officially open, helping them obtain the essential items they need most in a less crowded environment.
She also encouraged all Australians to be mindful of those in their communities who might need extra help at this time.