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A Sherbrooke running shop is running groceries to those in need

Meet the running shop that's delivering groceries by foot, in a running stroller

Le Coureur, a running shop in Sherbrooke, Que., is running groceries to the elderly in their community. The shop is currently closed to the public, so the employees began delivering their product to local runners, and decided they could start delivering other things as well. Delivering groceries to a senior living community seemed like a good place to begin. La Tribune reports that store owner Joël St-Louis wanted the on-foot delivery service to start by helping a retirement community.

“We thought we would start with the VÜ residence. People place their orders, we have a bank of runners. [On Tuesday], we made four deliveries.”

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The store’s 18 employees will run grocery orders to the clients. There are sanitary measures taken, and the groceries are put in a three-wheeled cart (which is actually an adapted running stroller). There are currently three grocery stores on the runners’ route between the Le Coureur store and the retirement community.


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Chez @lecoureur , nous ne sommes peut-être pas un service essentiel, mais pour nous, le service est essentiel! Bien que la boutique soit fermée, nous avons encore une équipe en place pour vous servir. Visitez notre site web pour voir notre sélection de produits, et voici les différentes façons de nous rejoindre pour profiter de nos conseils: ☎️ 819-566-5363 du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 17h30 💻 Messenger en tout temps 📧 courriel à service@lecoureur.com En plus, inspirés par @boutiquepiosa une entreprise sherbrookoise, nous offrons la livraison à domicile pour toutes les commandes dans la grande région de Sherbrooke 📦 Nous allons de Windsor à Coaticook et d'East Angus à Eastman 🚐

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But the store doesn’t just deliver groceries–they’re delivering shoes as well. If you’re in need of a new pair of kicks, they’ll drop them at your doorstep. Simply call or email (the details are on their Instagram account) to see what they’ve got in stock. Le Coureur is just one of the many Canadian shops delivering shoes to local runners. See here for a list of Canadian independent running shops that can get you new shoes in no time.

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