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Rainbow Grocery Launches Brand New Curbside Pick Up TodayRainbow Grocery Launches Brand New Curbside Pick Up Today
By - posted 2/22/2021
Brand New, Groceries / Supermarkets, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Rainbow Grocery has just launched curbside pick up beginning February 22, 2021. Their curbside pickup will be available 4 days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Rainbow Grocery’s Announcement: Here at Rainbow, we’ve been working hard to create better ways for our loyal customers to be able to shop at Rainbow while more...

Trader Joe's Now Pays $4/Hr Hazard PayTrader Joe’s Now Pays $4/Hr Hazard Pay
By - posted 2/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Groceries / Supermarkets, Support the Bay

Thanks to Tampa Bay Times for sharing the news that Trader Joe’s will now pay their all of their front-line employees $4 per hour hazard pay across the country. While many cities and counties around The Bay are trying to pass emergency ordinances for hazard pay (like Oakland recently passed), Trader more...

Oakland Mandates $5/Hr Hazard Pay for Grocery WorkersOakland Mandates $5/Hr Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers
By - posted 2/3/2021
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Groceries / Supermarkets, Support the Bay

Thanks to KTVU and KRON4 for sharing the news that Oakland just passed an emergency ordinance that mandates hazard pay for grocery workers. The new ordinance requires large grocery chains that are over 15,000 square feet and more than 500 employees to pay their employees an additional $5 per hour. The pay more...

SF Urges $5/Hr "Hazard Pay" for Chain Grocery Store WorkersSF Urges $5/Hr “Hazard Pay” for Chain Grocery Store Workers
By - posted 1/8/2021
Groceries / Supermarkets

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that $5 an hour hazard pay might be coming to San Francisco’s chain grocery store workers. On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, San Francisco supervisors passed a resolution to urge large grocery store chains to provide the hazard pay as long as the city remains more...

Rainbow Grocery's New Late Night "Reservations" for Thanksgiving ShoppingRainbow Grocery’s New Late Night “Reservations” for Thanksgiving Shopping
By - posted 11/14/2020
Brand New, Groceries / Supermarkets, Only in San Francisco

Rainbow Grocery has just launched their new After Hours Reserved Shopping in advance of Thanksgiving. Reserve your time slot in advance online to shop after hours. You’ll enjoy a much quieter shopping experience as they’re reducing capacity to only 35 shoppers. Select days include November 14, and November 21-25. Rainbow Shopping Reservations more...

Record Numbers Lining Up At Bay Area Food BanksRecord Numbers Lining Up At Bay Area Food Banks
By - posted 8/31/2020
Getting Help, Groceries / Supermarkets

Thanks to KPIX for letting us know the the Alameda County Food Bank is seeing record numbers of people lining up at Bay Area Food banks. Related Stories 19 Free Pop-Up Food Pantries in San Francisco – 5/19/20 Five Free Food Pantry Trucks Vandalized in Bay Area – 8/5/20 Updated Food Resources Map: Grocery more...

Lake Tahoe Bear "Shops" at Grocery StoreLake Tahoe Bear “Shops” at Grocery Store
By - posted 8/25/2020
Groceries / Supermarkets, Outdoorsy, Wow

A local Black bear in Lake Tahoe got the munchies and headed into Safeway, as you do.  Shopper Adina Baidoo nearly walked into the bear when she exited the Safeway grocery store in Kings Beach on Tuesday night. The bear was rummaging through the trash before it decided there was probably more...

19 Free Pop-Up Food Pantries in San Francisco19 Free Pop-Up Food Pantries in San Francisco
By - posted 5/19/2020
Groceries / Supermarkets, Resource Guides, Uplifting

If you’re in need, the SF-Marin Food Bank is here to help with 19 pop-up pantries in San Francisco and 5 in Marin County to offer you free groceries to as many people as they can help. This can help bridge the gap while you apply for CalFresh or other benefits. more...

New Website Tracks Supermarket Wait TimesNew Website Tracks Supermarket Wait Times
By - posted 5/12/2020
Brand New, Groceries / Supermarkets

A new website has popped up, called StoreQueue.com, that tracks current supermarket wait times. Search by your zip code to find the wait time for your favorite supermarkets like Rainbow Grocery, Trader Joe’s, Berkeley Bowl, Bi-Rite Market and staples like Safeway and Costco. The data is community-sourced, so users are encouraged to more...

SF's Low-Cost Shuttle Helps Seniors & Disabled Get to Grocery StoresSF’s Low-Cost Shuttle Helps Seniors & Disabled Get to Grocery Stores
By - posted 4/15/2020
Groceries / Supermarkets

Shop-a-Round is a convenient, low-cost shuttle or subsidized Taxi ride that makes it easier to go grocery shopping. How to apply for Shop-a-Round This SFMTA service offers registered seniors and people with disabilities personalized assistance and a ride to/from the grocery store. This service appears to still be active during COVID-19 but please more...