Susanville Supermarket Manager Todd Eid picked up sheets of plexiglass at Billington Ace Hardware and called Michael Kirack to install them as sneeze guards — an important step in keeping everyone safe as local businesses work together to make it happen. Photo by Glenda Svendsen

IGA serves customers — even during a pandemic

Our Susanville IGA store provides excellent services to customers on many levels.

The smiling faces at the bakery, deli and produce departments can light up your day by remembering your name and even your favorite foods.

IGA employees are friendly — whether you encounter them while donning an apron and manning the counter or at a chance encounter at one of Susanville’s beautiful parks. Manager Todd Eid has a history of hiring authentic people and bringing out the best in them.

“In this most trying time, I am proud of our employees as they strive to safely service our customers, and they continue to impress me with their ability to stay upbeat,” Eid said.

Quality foods are essential to health, and IGA stocks the best. They also support small local business by carrying items from Lassen County’s organic gardens, coffee roasters, handcrafted skin care and artists.

Their services extend beyond curbside service and custom orders. Visit their website to create an online shopping list or find recipes for grilling and slow cookers. And don’t forget about gluten-free and ethnic meals.

Their relevant content even includes making meals with pantry supplies and tips from a registered dietician on how to shop (wisely and reasonably) during a pandemic.

Of course the Hometown Pride touted by IGA emerges in many ways. Susanville has been able to count on IGA for countless fundraisers.

They’ve been there to cheer our community on for Cram the Cruiser, the Camp Fire Fundraiser and feeding our elderly with cash donations to Lassen Senior Services and so many more of our local causes.

Other personal touches: Our town’s military personnel banners fly proudly in the parking lot, and store owner Rick Stewart’s spectacular photography lines an interior corridor while an enclosed case near the entry displays local events.

This market is truly our hometown pride through both crisis and celebration.

For more information, call 257-5136.