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Hy-Vee To Assist Shoppers Following Closures

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After Hy-Vee closes three Iowa locations that are slated to shutter on June 23, the retailer will help the local community transition to viable grocery alternatives, it said.

Hy-Vee will provide free shuttle transportation from each impacted store location to the corresponding store where prescriptions will be transferred, allowing customers to get groceries and receive medications. Free shuttles will run three days a week from June 24 through September 1.

Additionally, the grocer will provide free grocery delivery to residents within a one-mile radius of each store that is closing for up to one year when they sign up for the Aisles Online service. A minimum order of $24.95 will be required when placing a grocery order for free delivery online or via the app. Free pharmacy delivery will accompany the grocery delivery benefit.

Hy-Vee said it is also increasing local food bank assistance by partnering with HACAP in Cedar Rapids, River Bend Food Bank in Davenport, and Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo, to fund, supply, and staff several food distribution events in July and August to help local families in need.

“We value our customers and communities. As a major employer in the area, we remain committed to supporting our local schools, food banks, and other nonprofit organizations,” said Hy-Vee in a statement.

The retailer also noted that it is working with each location’s landlord to try to fill the spaces so that the property does not stay vacant.