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DAC NW Finds Accessible Grocery Shopping
Grocery shopping can be a problem when you have to push the car and your wheelchair at the same time, especially if your hands don’t grip very well. Hand baskets don’t seem to carry much at all. So that led DAC employees to do some searching for an accessible way to get groceries.
Turns out, Walmart in Spokane gives you the ability to fill out a grocery list online the day before, and they will have it all ready for you the next day for pick up. You don’t even need to get out of your vehicle! Not all Walmarts provide this service, but many, including the one in Hayden, ID provide a personal shopper, someone to push your cart for you.
Fred Meyer has the ClickList on their website. Shop online, confirm your order and select a pick-up date and time. You can pick up and pay without leaving your vehicle.
In the Moscow Area both Rosauers and Dissmore’s IGA deliver. At Rosauers you call 208-882-5574 between 8am-4pm the day before and give them you list. For a $6 delivery fee they will bring the groceries to you Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. At Dissmore’s in Pullman they deliver on Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm. Order the day before either online or by phone. Minimum order is $25 and a $7 delivery fee applies. Call their delivery line: 509-332-2918
In the Lewiston area, Grocery Delivery is available. Mike is the person who does the grocery shopping. He was raised on a farm and prides himself on knowing how to choose fresh produce, meats, and he enjoys shopping in general. He strives to be prompt and loves providing a much needed service to busy parents, the elderly and people with disabilities. Available Monday – Friday, he delivers between 1-6pm. He shops at Winco or Walmart and a $9.95 delivery fee applies. Phone 208-790-3470 for your groceries.
There is also Mad Dash Delivery service in Lewiston. You browse the aisle in their online store, they do the shopping and delivery for a $9.95 fee, more if its further out in the valley. They also can deliver meals from restaurants too!
Most of the delivery places require your credit or debit card information ahead of time. This is stored in a secure off site place. Or they can swipe the card when they arrive.
It’s not for everyone, some people prefer the socialization of going to the store and seeing the food they are buying. But for some the ability to order late at night helps reduce stress and impulse buying.