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London Drugs dedicates last hour of shopping to health care workers and first responders

Last Updated Mar 24, 2020 at 10:50 pm PDT

FILE - London Drugs on Broadway near Cambie in Vancouver. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130)
Summary

There will be exclusive shopping for all healthcare workers and first responders for the last hour of operations

The shopping hours for first responders and health care workers is from 8-9 pm daily from Monday to Saturday

This change is being made at all 82 stores across the country. 

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – London Drugs is setting aside one hour a day, to let frontline workers shop for food and supplies.

Starting Wednesday, there will be exclusive shopping for all healthcare workers and first responders during the last hour of the store’s opening.

The shopping hours for first responders and health care workers is from 8-9 pm daily from Monday to Saturday, and from 7-8 pm on Sundays.

This change is being made at all 82 stores across the country.

Clint Malhman, president and chief operating officer at London Drugs says the move is the right thing to do as healthcare workers continue to work around the clock to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

“We are offering frontline workers a dedicated time to get their shopping done as easy and as stress-free as possible. They often work long shifts and many stores are closed by the time they are off their day shifts,” he says. “We know it is a stressful time for those working on the frontline of this health crisis and it is imperative we do everything we can to help these individuals stay healthy and take care of them as best we can.”

London Drugs and other stores have also set aside an hour in the morning exclusively for Seniors and people with disabilities.