Will There Be Enough Food?VIEW ARTICLE DETAILS
I don't like to criticize, but I for one am very disappointed in our late supermarkets in Brooklyn. I have a newborn at home, so early on I took seriously the recommendations to be careful with social distancing. As early as the day after Purim, I began trying to shop for Pesach, and also to stock up my pantry a bit, being that I have 3 kids at home and wouldn't be venturing out much. To my dismay, I found that almost all the major supermarkets were not accepting online, email or phone orders anymore. I found one in BP that was still doing online - except that they took my order of almost $1000, gave me a delivery date a week later, and then proceeded to deliver less that half the items I ordered, without bothering to let me know that they couldn't or wouldn't fulfill my order properly. Also no matter how my extensions I tried no one would pick up the phone there. Is this right? At a time when most of the world is supposed to be not venturing outside much, let alone going into a crowded supermarket, at a time when the community needs it the most, the stores stop taking orders and expect people to risk themselves to come into the stores? Is this what we patronize these stores for all year round? I am told to try the smaller supermarkets, as they are still happy to accommodate people, unlike the larger stores which obviously don't need our business.