During this time of unprecedented concern, KGO 810 brings you KGO Cares! We are taking this time to highlight the local business of our community who are going above and beyond, to show the human compassion we all share in times of crisis together. Check out the list below.
Do you have a Bay Area business in mind that is doing amazing work for your neighbors? These endeavors need to be highlighted, and KGO is here to recognize them! Submit them by commenting on our Facebook post here.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, food banks up and down the state have seen a significant decrease in volunteers. Governor Newsom deployed the California National Guard to fill in the void left by those volunteers and distribute food to help the most vulnerable. But their deployment is only meant to be short-term support. Now, they need your help. If you are healthy, please volunteer at a food bank in your community.
You can find a list of food banks near you at www.serve.ca.gov.
Dan’s Fresh Produce:
KGO’s own Heather Hamann, recomennds Dan’s Fresh Produce! She has become quite the cook thanks to all the unique provisions and FRESH ingredients available at Dan’s Fresh Produce and JP Seafood Co! It’s a one-stop shop in Alameda, but also delivery. You can visit them for more info and order delivery here!
El Molino Central in the Springs area of Sonoma is now offering car hop service! Cold case tamales, enchiladas, chips + guac all ready to go!
Estudillo Produce & Delicatessen in San Leandro is a family owned/ run business who has done a great job helping seniors in the area! They have created special senior shopping hours and provide sanitary wipes while controlling the number of shoppers in the store at a time. Locals are saying they are going the extra mile by providing free home grocery delivery for seniors as well! Julie and her staff are always friendly and truly care about their patrons and the community!
Whether it is called Food Waste, Food Rescue, or Food Recovery, Food Runners is a leader in the effort to keep edible food from being discarded. Food Runners picks up excess perishable and prepared food from businesses such as restaurants, caterers, bakeries, hospitals, event planners, corporate cafeterias, and hotels and delivers it directly to a neighborhood food programs. Food Runners is alleviating hunger and preventing waste in San Francisco with their volunteers relaying food for over 20,000 meals in San Francisco each week!
Johnny Doughnuts is working with local hospitals across San Francisco and Marin County to deliver pre-ordered boxes of doughnuts and coffee as a way to treat medical staff to something comforting during this time of uncertainty.
Each gift card for $15 will provide a medical personnel with:
(1) A box of Johnny Doughnuts
(2) A container of coffee (+ cream and sugar)
(3) Marin Health Department approved delivery
100% of your purchase will benefit local medical personnel ONLY. Johnny Doughnuts will donate all labor + delivery costs. This also helps keep their employees hired and happy!
Kizler Coffee in Pacifica is all about coffee, culture, and community. During this time, they are open for delivery so they are able to share their coffee with you!
Lazy Dog Restaurant knows how challenging it is to get groceries right now and they are here to help with their new initiate they are calling Lazy Dog Pantry! Their pantry is offering home essentials for curbside pick-up at all restaurant locations. They have put together a $40 home essentials package that includes basics like milk, eggs, toilet paper, and more.
Support your friends at Gaetano, Christina & Frankie LoCoco at LoCoco’s in Berkeley, Oakland & San Rafael. They are open for take out, curbside pickup and on Caviar for delivery. Great home style Italian cuisine and even better people! Oh and we’ve heard they have the BEST Sicilian wines to go!
The Salvation Army in San Francisco is continuing to stand in the gap to serve its communities and clients, providing as many resources to those in need as government guidelines permit. The Salvation Army continues to house 700 people every night, through its residential, transitional living and adult rehabilitation programs.
Click here for special services The Salvation Army is providing in surrounding communities and help spread the word about the need for volunteers and donations.
How You Can Help:
- Those who are unable to give their time can still help us meet the needs in their community by making a monetary donation here.
Gift in Kind donations needed: Non-perishable food, water, cleaning supplies, bags, boxes, paper towels, toilet paper, masks and gloves.
- Those interested and able to donate their time to help others during this trying time should email Volunteer Manager Melissa Doppler at Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Corporations and foundations looking to get involved in the COVID-19 relief effort should contact Ernst Bauer at email@example.com or call 415.716.6680.
Sessions Restaurant in the Presidio is providing their menu to go at 50% off. That includes make at home pizza kits — 2 pizzas for $10! They’ll also sell you draft or canned beer to enjoy with your food!