Dollar General announced plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to seniors shoppers and amended store operating hours began today.In upholding the company's mission of serving other, Dollar General provide their "at risk" customers the ability to purchase items they need and want at the beginning of the day to avoid busier, crowed shopping periods. Therefore, beginning today, Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

In effort to allow the most susceptible customers in our community an opportunity to shop, Dollar General is encouraging other customers to plan their shopping trips around this window of time. Azlond Stewart, a local Dollar Store employee shared the following:

Locally Dollar General Stores will open an hour early for senior citizens, parents with small children, and cancer patients.

Additionally, all stores plan to close one hour earlier than current close times to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves, as well as for their health and well-being.

To find your nearest Dollar General Store's hours of operation, click HERE.

Todd Vasos, Dollar General CEO gave the following quote:

In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors. We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “During these unprecedented times, Dollar General is diligently working to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and communities. We are proud to live our mission and provide customers with everyday low prices on the household essentials that are used and replenished most often.”