Events listed below, unless otherwise noted, will take place here at the store. The list may also include community events the Good Food Store is sponsoring or that we think you’d like to hear about.

Register Safety
3.27.2020

For the safety of our staff and customers we have installed Plexigas at every register. Thank you to Creative Paint & Glass for making this happen for us.

We are now making announcements overhead reminding our customers and staff to stand 6 feet apart.


Bulk Department update
3.20.2020

We are working hard to maintain the safety of our popular bulk department. Congestion in the department and frequently touched bins/utensils both present challenges. We tested closing the department to customer self-service and offering only full service by a team of GFS employees but felt this inadvertently led to greater congestion at order and pick-up points. We have re-opened the department to self-service and are redoubling our disinfection efforts. Expect to see employees stationed in bulk for this sole purpose doing targeted cleaning behind customers. Please aid our efforts to keep the department safe by trying to maintain space between yourself and other shoppers and refraining from lingering or congregating.


Actions to Minimize the Spread of COVID-19

3.16.2020

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community. As a grocery store, we know we are in a unique position of offering essential services for our community, while also doing all we can to minimize risk to our staff and customers. Here are the things the Good Food Store is doing to better serve everyone:

Hours of Operation

  • We have reduced our hours of operation to allow for more disinfecting of the store and stocking the shelves with incoming product. New hours of operation are 7 am to 8 pm beginning Tuesday, March 17th (hours are temporary and will go back to 7 am to 10 pm once we are safe to do so).

Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocol

  • We have implemented an enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocol for all common contact surfaces, including but not limited to shopping cart and basket handles, checkstands, bulk bins and bulk utensils.
  • We provide sanitizing wipes at the store entry and hand sanitizer throughout the store. During this time of heightened concern, we have placed sanitizer at additional locations as well as signage promoting best handwashing practices. We will continue to have these items available while supplies last.

Self-Service Food Bars, Demos, & Deli

  • We have suspended our self-service food bars (hot bar, salad bar, and antipasto/olive bar) and our food sampling program until further notice.
  • We have closed our cafe seating area beginning Tuesday, March 17th until further notice.

Testers in Health and Beauty Department

  • We have pulled all testers from our Health and Beauty Department until further notice.

High Demand Products and Overall Inventory

  • We are doing our very best to keep high demand products available to our customers. Check our website often for updates on store operations.

The Good Food Store is a uniquely homegrown Missoula business and we take seriously our responsibility to our customers and staff. We are committed to doing all we can to serve and support our community during this exceptional time. We continue to encourage all staff and customers to follow the CDC and Missoula City-County Health Department for ways to protect yourself and those around you.



Keeping You Healthy & Updated

3.9.2020


Like the rest of our community, we at the Good Food Store are closely monitoring developments with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the latest guidance from trusted sources such as the CDC and the Missoula City-County Health Department. With all of our health and safety in mind, we have increased our emphasis on existing procedures as well as taking some additional precautions:


  • We have implemented an enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocol for all common contact surfaces, including but not limited to shopping cart and basket handles, checkstands, and self-serve utensils throughout the store.
  • We provide sanitizing wipes at the store entry and hand sanitizer throughout the store. During this time of heightened concern, we have placed sanitizer at additional locations as well as signage promoting best handwashing practices. We will continue to have these items available while supplies last.
  • We will reduce food sampling to minimize opportunity for the spread of germs. We will also have fewer testers available in the Health and Beauty department.
  • As a food service business, we follow a rigorous employee health reporting protocol. Healthy employees who wish to take extra precautions by wearing personal protective equipment (such as masks or gloves) while working may do so.
Our customers play a critical role in helping us keep the store safe:

  • Please wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer as an extra precaution, or when handwashing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your face, and practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. Cough or sneeze into a tissue, throw it away, and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • If you or someone in your household is feeling sick, please consider having another person shop for you.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any changes. We do appreciate your loyalty during this time.



Good Food Store Launches New Reusable Jars in Deli

2.18.2020

The Good Food Store has launched a brand-new sustainability initiative focused on reusable glass jars. Select deli items, including some great new offerings, are now packaged in reusable, returnable glass jars instead of single-use disposables.

"We are excited about the potential impact of this program," said Rebecca Canfield-Perkowski, Culinary Manager at the Good Food Store. "We expect to eliminate over 25,000 single-use disposable containers in the next year by using reusable glass jars instead."

Starting now, each item packaged in a glass jar carries a fully refundable $2 deposit, which is charged at checkout and refunded when the empty jar and lid are returned to any register.

"It has taken many months of planning and preparation to get us to this point." said Emi Kodama, Front End Manager, "We know that our customers look to Good Food Store to be a sustainability leader in our community, and we are thrilled to be making this change."

The Good Food Store took its first big step toward reducing deli single-use packaging in 2012, when it introduced Eco-Takeouts, a reusable alternative to disposable to-go containers. Today, there are nearly 1,300 Eco-Takeout containers in circulation, and the program continues to grow. Last year the Good Food Store continued its deli packaging waste reduction efforts by transitioning nearly all remaining single-use plastic to commercially compostable alternatives, and introducing glass recycling and compost collection in its deli seating area for dine-in customers.

In 2018, the city adopted "Zero by Fifty" - a roadmap for making Missoula a zero-waste leader in Montana and beyond by reducing landfill waste by 90% by the year 2050. Achieving this goal will take the efforts of the entire community, and the Good Food Store is committed to doing its part.

To learn more about the Good Food Store, Eco-Takeouts, the new jar program, and Zero by Fifty visit https://goodfoodstore.com/Departments/Deli/.




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