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.

Latest Updates
As of 4.24.2020

FACE COVERINGS

On the heels of the phased reopening announcement by Governor Bullock on April 22nd, we at the Good Food Store want to update the community on our continuing efforts to help keep staff and customers safe and healthy.

Beginning Monday, April 27th, the Good Food Store will require everyone who enters the building to wear a face covering. If you do not have a face covering, we will provide you with a Good Food Store bandana to wear while you are in the store. When you leave, drop it in the designated bin at the front of the store for commercial laundering.

The following protocols will remain place:
  • We will continue to require that all GFS employees wear face coverings while in the store.
  • Our heightened disinfection practices will continue.
  • Social distancing guidelines will remain in place.
In Addition:
  • Our team will monitor the number of customers in the store and take steps to manage occupancy as necessary. Be aware that during peak time entry may be limited.

As of 4.10.2020

GFS SHOPPING TIPS

In an effort to keep the Good Food Store safe for staff and customers so that we are able to remain open to serve our community through this crisis, we are asking the following of our customers:
  • Please consider limiting your shopping trips. Shopping once a week or every other week is optimal.
  • If possible, send only one shopper in to the store per household.
  • Come in with a list and a plan so that your shopping is targeted and efficient, shortening your time in the store.
  • Please consider wearing a face covering over your nose and mouth while in the Good Food Store. You may notice all of our staff are wearing face coverings to keep each other and customers safe. Please consider doing the same when shopping in our community.
  • Maintain 6' of distance between yourself and others.

As of 3.27.2020

PLEXIGLAS INSTALLED

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

We are now making overhead announcements overhead reminding staff and customers to remain 6' apart.


As of 3.16.2020

OPERATIONAL CHANGES

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community. As a grocery store, we know we are in 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, soup 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 pull 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 staff and customers to follow the CDC and Missoula City-County Health Department for ways to protect yourself and those around you.


As of 3.9.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

Like the rest of the 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.



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