Last-Minute Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- With Thanksgiving happening tomorrow, customers are rushing to the grocery for some last-minute shopping. Kelli Marchi, the grocery manager at Jubilee Foods, said the store has been hectic with shoppers.
Marchi added, the staff is keeping their morale high to provide top-notch service to the public.
“It's been extremely busy these last couple of days,” she said. “It started in about Sunday but these last couple of days...it's been very busy.”
Marchi said, when it comes to the influx of customers, the employees are hanging on this holiday season.
“They get overwhelmed but we get through it,” she said. “Every time I was across the front, I always sing ‘Happy Holidays,’ and they all are like, ‘Stop.’"
Customers are hitting the hot items, fast, the eve of Thanksgiving. Marchi said the Thanksgiving favorites such as turkey, gravy, and stuffing are still on the shelves, for now. Although, due to inflation, the store is falling short of some essentials for the dinner table, she added.
“There's no lettuce to be had...there's no frozen squash to be had,” she said. “Other than that, things have been pretty good about coming in but those are the two things we have had problems getting.”
Lettuce and squash were, luckily, not on the list for a few last-minute shoppers. Cousins Michelena Aiosa and Abby Smith came to Jubilee to shop for their family.
“We're getting cookie stuff for our grandmother's famous cookies," said Smith. “I have not been to Jubilee in a while so I got to come when I'm invited.”
There is still time to get thanksgiving goods. Jubilee Foods will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Jubilee Foods is located at 2898 Westinghouse Rd #504, Horseheads, NY 14845.