How Metro Detroiters Can Order Bulk Food Online During Stay-Home Order

Atlas Wholesale Food Co. is offering groceries to go.

WWJ News
March 23, 2020 - 7:51 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- All Michiganders have been ordered to stay at home and stay safe for the next three weeks as the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the state. While residents are still allowed to leave for essential needs, including groceries, one local wholesaler is doing its part in helping metro Detroit stay home as much as possible.

Detroit-based Atlas Wholesale Food Co. is allowing customers to purchase bulk foods online amid the stay-home order. Atlas is offering an assortment of foods to be ordered online and picked up at six different southeast Michigan locations -- Detroit, Troy, Wixom, Clinton Township, Fraser and Ypsilanti Township.

"No lines, no crowds, limited human contact." the Atlas website says.

Customers who place an order online will receive a phone call to verify the order within 24 hours. Atlas is requiring a minimum order of $100, while orders over $450 will be delivered to their house. Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. the day prior to pick-up or delivery.

Atlas employees will be practicing social distancing, loading orders into customers' cars.

"The Atlas Truck will be parked in the lot with your order ready. When you pull up in the lot with your confirmation we will load your order into your car to maintain social distancing. It's important to provide a safer way for at-risk people to get food, keeping them out of busy stores," Atlas says online.

Atlas is offering a wide array of choices, ranging from gyro dinner kits and lasagna trays to salmon filets and chicken strips. Essentials such as bread and vegetables are available. Customers can also order bleach and latex gloves.

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