Using technology to get food without leaving home

Posted at 10:48 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 19:27:23-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way many of us live, and it's changed the way some of us shop for food.

Technology apps like EatStreet and Shpt now allow people to get restaurant meals or groceries delivered to them without ever leaving home. It's an option people can use if they don't feel comfortable going into businesses.

EatStreet is a way to get meals from hundreds of local restaurants. Users will need to download the app or visit the website and create an account using an address. That will pop up a list of dozens and dozens of restaurants. When a use selects one, they'll see that restaurants menu. Users can go through and pick what they want, add it to a cart, and check out. An EatStreet driver will then go pick it up and bring it to your door.

Shipt is a similar concept for groceries. Again, users will download an app, plug in an address, and see a list of several local grocery stores. Users can then add items to a cart and a Shipt shopper will go into the store and get them. If there are any questions about quantity, ripeness, or cuts of meat, the shopper can connect with the user.

Workers at both companies said they have protocols in safe to keep employees and users safe. They are dropping off deliveries at the front door to limit interactions. Shoppers and drivers are also wearing masks and keep cleaning supplies with them.