Be patient with us, please: Grocery delivery shoppers say they’ve never been busier than coronavirus outbreak

Magnolia resident Michelle Andersen is a special education aide in a public school, but works a side gig as an Instacart shopper.She’s seen a sharp increase in work for Instacart in the last few weeks as the coronaviruspandemic continues to ravage the state and residents turn to grocery delivery services rather than venturing out to stores.Before the pandemic, she averaged maybe 10 orders in her 29-hour work week. These days, Andersen handles around 50 orders a week.“There’s not even time for us to go to the bathroom,” she said Tuesday. “It’s that busy.”Grocery delivery services are reporting ...


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