We are so pleased to announce that we were voted Neighborhood Favorite Grocery Store 2020 in three locations nearby: Scenic Hills in Springfield, Rose Valley, and Linvilla which is Media.
Achieving the Mission
Our health food store has stood the test of time in our current location since 1971. In fact, we were the very first store to move into the Old Sproul Shopping Village when it was newly built.
Recently, the challenges of COVID19 put us under much stress. Suddenly a good portion of our staff members were not able to work. However, under the leadership of store manager, Mike Kearney, the store is achieving its mission. Moreover, the pressure to order and receive enough products for our shelves was intense with the national supply chain disruption.
Those who were able to work sacrificed comfort and endured some risk for the sake of feeding our community safe healthy food. This includes providing toilet paper, too! Incidentally, it is not easy working with a mask on for eight hours a day. However, we asked the question, “How will our beloved community eat and thrive if we don’t do our part to safely provide food and wellness?” The solution was clear.
As shoppers showed up to wait in line outside, our team had an “all hands on deck” philosophy and got the food and immunity boosters on the shelves no matter what it took. All this while cleaning carts and surfaces, limiting shoppers in the building, washing hands, and praying more than once. Apparently, the team’s dedication has been noticed!
Shoppers right here in the Scenic Hills area of Springfield voted us a Neighborhood Favorite. Our Rose Valley and Linvilla area shoppers voted likewise. The “Neighborhood” app is a vehicle for people to discuss what’s happening in their specific geographic region of towns and cities.
We are so appreciative of our shoppers! We’ve known many for years and have watched the kids grow up.
This honor is deeply moving. Thank you!