FROM OUR OWNERS

 

"The world has stopped. Go home, read a book."

 

This profound instagram meme became real as we all began to experience the worst time in human history.  Shops shut down abruptly, beaches and parks closed, hundreds of thousands were sick and dying.  No more touch, no more people, no more of what makes us all human.

Each other.

 

We did all we could to make it through just like everybody else. The uncertainty and fear were always at the forefront of our hearts and minds but somehow we kept going with the support and love of our local governments, community, friends, family and even strangers.  

 

Thank you for allowing us to spread our Aloha in so many ways over these past months, we were lucky to have been able to serve.

 

Here is a time line of some of the Ono Experience during Covid 19

JAN. 14 

ONO FAMILY RETURNS FROM A TRIP TO SOUTHEAST ASIA LEARNING AS THEY LAND OF THE VIRUS THAT HAS AFFECTED THE VERY PEOPLE AND PLACES THEY HAD JUST FALLEN IN LOVE WITH

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FEB. 06 

FIRST US DEATH

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MARH 13

US DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY. ONO NY LOCATIONS CLOSE, NJ IS OPEN WITH ONLY OWNERS WORKING TO FULLY PROTECT STAFF OF THE UNKNOWN

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MAR. 16 

START OF PRODUCE BOXES. WE NOTICED THE LONG LINES AT MARKETS AND KNEW WE COULD HELP OUR COMMUNITY GET PRODUCE WITHOUT RISK.  #stopthespread

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MAR. 22

THE INDESTRUCTALE NEW YORK CITY SHUTS DOWN 

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MAR. 27 

OUR BELOVED TOWN IS EMPTY AND THE REALITY SETS IN. WE STRUGGLE WITH THE DECISION TO STAY OR GO HOME BECAUSE THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN IS OVERWHELMING.

WE STAY.

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JAN. 23

WUHAN CHINA LOCKS DOWN

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FEB. 23 

ITALY LOCKS DOWN. CASES IN EUROPE SURGE

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MAR. 15

THE COMMUNITY LINES UP FOR FREE TOILET PAPER, MEANT AS A JOKE BUT QUICKLY REALIZING THIS SHIT IS REAL (PUN INTENDED)  #TOILETPAPERCRISES

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MARCH. 18

WE SET UP OUR BACK ROOM AS AN ASSEMBLY

LINE MAKING OVER 100 BOXES A DAY. WORKING 12 HOUR DAYS , EVERY SINGLE DAY

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MAR. 26 

SO MUCH COMMUNITY LOVE.

THE START OF MASKS. WE DID NOT WANT TO USE ANY BEFORE BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SHORTAGE

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May 31

BEACHES SHUT DOWN IN CALIFORNIA

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MAR 31

CASES SURPASS 6 MILLION GLOBALLY

WE ARE SCARED BUT LOVE NOTES FROM OUR COMMUNITY HELP US GET BY

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APRIL. 11 

HONORED TO BE ONE OF THE CHOSEN TO FEED THE FONT LINE DELIVERING HUDREDS OF BOWLS TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS

APRIL. 15

LOCAL BUSINESSES DONATE OUR PRODUCE

BOXES TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS

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JUNE. 2

Over 6,000 boxes and counting serviced to our community. Continuously spreading Aloha

As we seem to get one pandemic under control , another surfaces.  The nation stands together to support each other in equality #blacklivesmatter

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MAY. 03 

ONO FOOD TRUCK DONATES BOWLS TO FRONT LINE WORKERS TEAMING UP WITH CRANFORD FLAG AND STARTING DELIVERY TO THE COMMUNITY

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CURRENT PANDEMIC PROCEDURES

We are here to stay as long as you will let us

We have just begun to bring back staff, one by one at the direction of our leaders

We disinfect constantly

We wear gloves and change them ALOT

We always wear masks

We implement curbside delivery, zero contact pick up

We have online ordering or call in to order

We do not touch your money or your credit card, There is a bin to put your cash in and a self using credit card reader 

We do not let anybody in our store other then select staff

We have practiced isolation since March in our own personal lives in order not to spread it to you

We believe fully that our products will help you stay healthy which is the best fighting chance we all have

We will continue to do what is best for the world as a whole, we believe social distancing works, we believe masks work and we will continue to use both because , why not. If that is the only sacrifice asked of us , we are proud to abide.

Stay safe and we hope you keep coming