The Hilltop Convenience Store in Nakusp has started a home delivery service run only off of tips to help its residents out during the COVID-19 crisis.
Tracy Smith, store manager with her husband Michael Smith, said the idea came about after they heard about other businesses providing similar services elsewhere.
Smith said the delivery service has been receiving positive feedback so far.
“The reception from the service has been great,” said Tracy.
“A lot of seniors have been taking advantage of the service who don’t want to come out to the store.”
To get the service, Tracy said residents must place their orders the day before they want their items delivered.
Smith said demand for the delivery service has been constant.
“We’ve been doing two or three delivery services a day for our customers,” said Smith.
“People have been ordering everything – canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and even lottery tickets.”
Donations for the delivery services have ranged between $5 and $100. So far, Tracy estimates the business has raised $400.
Tracy said the store will continue to provide the delivery service until things return to normal from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more about the Hilltop Convenience Store, you can visit its Facebook page.