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.
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
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
FIRST US DEATH
US DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY. ONO NY LOCATIONS CLOSE, NJ IS OPEN WITH ONLY OWNERS WORKING TO FULLY PROTECT STAFF OF THE UNKNOWN
START OF PRODUCE BOXES. WE NOTICED THE LONG LINES AT MARKETS AND KNEW WE COULD HELP OUR COMMUNITY GET PRODUCE WITHOUT RISK. #stopthespread
THE INDESTRUCTALE NEW YORK CITY SHUTS DOWN
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.
WUHAN CHINA LOCKS DOWN
ITALY LOCKS DOWN. CASES IN EUROPE SURGE
THE COMMUNITY LINES UP FOR FREE TOILET PAPER, MEANT AS A JOKE BUT QUICKLY REALIZING THIS SHIT IS REAL (PUN INTENDED) #TOILETPAPERCRISES
WE SET UP OUR BACK ROOM AS AN ASSEMBLY
LINE MAKING OVER 100 BOXES A DAY. WORKING 12 HOUR DAYS , EVERY SINGLE DAY
SO MUCH COMMUNITY LOVE.
THE START OF MASKS. WE DID NOT WANT TO USE ANY BEFORE BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SHORTAGE
BEACHES SHUT DOWN IN CALIFORNIA
CASES SURPASS 6 MILLION GLOBALLY
WE ARE SCARED BUT LOVE NOTES FROM OUR COMMUNITY HELP US GET BY
HONORED TO BE ONE OF THE CHOSEN TO FEED THE FONT LINE DELIVERING HUDREDS OF BOWLS TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS
LOCAL BUSINESSES DONATE OUR PRODUCE
BOXES TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS
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
ONO FOOD TRUCK DONATES BOWLS TO FRONT LINE WORKERS TEAMING UP WITH CRANFORD FLAG AND STARTING DELIVERY TO THE COMMUNITY
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