In the coming weeks, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold and develop, at-risk populations like seniors or those with preexisting conditions are encouraged to stay home and avoid public places whenever possible. But even if you aren’t part of those at-risk populations, you might be curious about the best ways to obtain essentials like groceries or prescriptions. Here are some Raleigh-area businesses offering grocery and prescription delivery.
Grocery and Prescription Delivery in the Raleigh Area
Many local businesses and organizations are offering services like grocery and prescription delivery, curbside grocery pickup, and more. Here are some of the main companies.
CVS is waiving charges for prescription delivery. It even allows for the addition of store items for delivery at no extra cost. Store items are also available for same-day delivery through Instacart.
Walgreens is providing free shipping on prescription refills and any other store products.
Carroll Pharmacy (Smithfield)
This local pharmacy is offering free delivery within their delivery area.
Davis Drug (Kenly)
This local pharmacy is offering free delivery within 10 miles of their store. Prescriptions may be delivered same-day if the order is placed before noon.
Both prescription and over-the-counter items are being delivered free for Raleigh-area residents. They also have drive-through service.
Like Falls River Pharm, Hayes Barton offers free delivery for both prescription and OTC items to Raleigh-area residents. They also offer curbside pickup.
Free delivery for OTC and prescription items is available to all Raleigh-area residents. There’s also curbside pickup.
HealthSmart Pharmacy (Wake Forest)
Free delivery is available to residents in Wake Forest and the surrounding area. Note: Their weekend hours are limited to Saturday 9am – 1pm. Call them for details at 919-569-0550.
There are several HealthSmart Pharmacies in the area, and most offer free delivery within a 10 mile radius of their store.
Hillsborough Pharmacy and Nutrition offers free prescription delivery. Hours are limited to Monday – Friday.
Aldi has partnered with Instacart to offer grocery delivery, including free delivery on the first three orders of $35 or more with the coupon code “SHOPALDI20”.
Big Lots will bring your order to your car with curbside delivery.
Carlie C’s is offering free delivery to customers over age 65 for grocery orders over $100 purchased with the code “love65”. The code is good through June 30. Customers must live in their delivery area.
Costco has partnered with Instacart to offer same-day delivery (at a charge).
Food Lion offers both delivery and pickup—each for a small fee. Fees vary based on order size and request window.
Dollar General lets seniors shop during the first hour of business to create a less crowded, safer, and more socially distanced shopping experience.
Harris Teeter is offering same-day delivery and pickup. There’s a small shopping fee for both orders, plus two tiers of delivery fee based on the size of the order.
Lidl offers grocery delivery through Shipt (membership required).
Lowes offers online ordering and grocery pickup. There’s either a one-time fee per order or a one-time annual membership fee.
Publix offers both delivery and curbside pickup. Both are managed through Instacart.
Sam’s has developed a new concierge service for seniors and at-risk members. During designated hours (7am – 9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays), members can place their orders from their cars, and a Sam’s Club associate will collect and deliver the items.
Target offers grocery delivery through Script (membership required). They also designate the first hour of business every Wednesday to at-risk populations.
Walmart offers free curbside grocery pickup.
Wegmans offers curbside pickup and delivery through Instacart.
Additional Services & Organizations Offering Aid
There are several organizations in the Triangle area offering additional services and support for at-risk populations with financial need. Here are some offering food and grocery assistance.
Community of Hope Ministries (Garner)
Community of Hope Ministries offers a drive-through food pantry during specific hours. No sign-up is required and there is no associated cost.
This food bank’s Food Finder allows those in need to enter a zip code to show the closest food pantry locations and hours of operation.
The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in Wake County
Volunteers with the organization work with at-risk individuals to coordinate grocery or pharmacy shopping and pickup. Services are free, and additional assistance, like light housekeeping or visiting, may also be available.