VLFCU is proud to have Schild’s IGA as a business member. Originally established in 1946 as Schild's Food Town in Monroeville, this second-generation, family-owned grocery store has been a part of the Norwalk community since 1955. Many locals have fond memories of George Schild, who welcomed everyone into his store and knew just about everyone’s name!
Today, owners Dave and Marion Schild, continue that tradition of making everyone feel welcome. Dave started working in the store at the age of 12, earning $.95/hour. He grew up in the business, and after working construction in California for a few years, he knew where he belonged. He returned to Norwalk, fell in love with Marion, and both worked at the store through the 1980s until 1994 when they took over the business.
If you have never been in Schild’s IGA, we suggest that you stop in for a pleasant surprise. From the outside, the store looks impressive, but it’s when you get inside that you feel the difference. The store is filled with wonderful aromas mingling together from the bakery and deli. The smell of Charley’s Chicken was literally mouth-watering! According to Dave, customers come in every day for the made-from-scratch doughnuts and hot homemade lunches that are available to carry out or eat-in at their café.
This friendly family is all about serving their customers and providing “easy solutions,” as Marion puts it. Schild’s IGA really is a one-stop-shop that offers a floral department, fresh-cut meats, Ohio Lottery, a full-service deli, and a Sunoco Gas Station. You can even earn fuel point rewards to save up to $.50 per gallon, up to 15 gallons per fill-up. The gas station is also one of just a few local providers offering E85 ethanol fuel. The store also offers online ordering for pick up or delivery.
Schild’s IGA gives back to the community through local sponsorships and community “give-back” opportunities. This November, customers can help those in need by donating IGA items to be given to a local food pantry. Every May, Schild’s hosts an Anniversary Sale during which special sales and giveaways are offered. You can learn more about their store, lunch specials, and services by visiting their website and following them on Facebook.
Located at 171 Milan Avenue in Norwalk, OH, Schild’s IGA and Sunoco Gas station are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days a week. Whether you're a Norwalk local or just passing through, it’s worth stopping by to be greeted by the wonderful and caring employees who make you feel like one of the family.