Several local stores have set special hours aside for kupuna shopping. This list is as of Monday, March 23, 2020 and we will update it as we get new information.
Costco, Kona: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., kupuna 60 years or older may enter. Costco says they will require IDs to verify age. Costco manager stressed that only kupuna, not younger family members, may enter, though if a kupuna has a caregiver, they will be able to accompany the member.
Several other stores are either requiring IDs or just asking people to respect the kupuna special shopping hours.
Choice Mart, Kealakekua: kupuna and all welcomed 5 a.m. til 10 p.m.,
KTA Express, South Kona: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
KTA Hilo Downtown: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays 7 a.m. til 8 a.m.
KTA, Keauhou: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays, 6 am til 7 am
KTA, Palani Road: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays, 5 a.m. til 6 a.m.
KTA Puainako: Kupuna Time, IDs requested, 60 and above, Sundays and Wednesdays, 5:30 a.m. til 6:30 a.m.
KTA Waikoloa Village: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays, 6 a.m til 7 a.m.
KTA Waimea: Kupuna Time, IDs requested, 60 and above, Sundays and Wednesdays, 6 a.m. til 7 a.m.
Foodland/Sack and Save, all stores: Kupuna Time, IDs requested, 60 and above, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 6 a.m. til 7 a.m., kupuna get 5% discount during the 6 a.m. til 6 a.m. hour
Target: Reserving the first hour on Wednesdays for kupuna, pregnant women, and those with underlying health issues as defined by the CDC. Kona and Hilo, Wednesdays 7 a.m. til 8 a.m. (Regular store hours now 7 a.m. til 9 p.m.)
Safeway Kona and Hilo: Shoppers are asked to respect kupuna, Tuesdays and Thursday, 6 a.m. til 9 a.m.
Walmart Hilo and Kona: Shoppers asked to respect kupuna, Tuesdays, 6 a.m. til 7 a.m. (Regular store hours now 7 a.m til 8:30 p.m.)