Direct to Consumer Grocery Shopping

Welcome to the Distributed Grocery Project.

What is the Distributed Grocery Project?

We enable customers to purchase critical food, paper goods, and other necessities without having to enter an environment with possible viral contamination. The model utilizes the “Direct to Consumer” (D2C) approach to bring pre-packaged items directly from the distributor to a designated pickup location, or hub, where the customer receives their purchase.
Become a HubFind a Location

1. Food Distributor

Food distributors from around the country are rallying to support their community by packing boxes for direct sale.

2. Hub Location

Businesses, schools, churches, and any other public spaces are eligible to become a hub. All you have to do is apply!

3. Customer

Customers purchase online and pick up their groceries on specified days without ever leaving their vehicle. No contact whatsoever!

Examples of Food Boxes

A Typical Timeline

1. Online Ordering Made Available

The online store opens for orders and is made available to the public. Depending on the location and available distributors the store features a selection of fresh produce, dairy, meats, and paper goods. Items are grouped into ‘boxes’ containing common combinations of products.

2. Online Ordering is Closed

2-3 days prior to pickup the online ordering is closed. All orders need to be placed before this day and time. The orders are sent to the distributor for packing at which time they begin selecting your fresh products.

3. Customers Arrive for Pickup

On their selected pickup day customers arrive at the location and enter the pickup queue. Wait times vary and there may be multiple pickup points depending on demand. Customers remain in their vehicle and are served on a first-come first-serve basis.

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