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.
American Eagle Consulting & Bookkeeping in San Francisco is offering small businesses free help answering questions about how to stay in business through the shelter-in-place order and how to get a loan from the Small Business Administration. If you own a small business, call American Eagle Consulting & Bookkeeping for a free consultation at 415-800-8595
For more info, visit their website here.
You can send your local healthcare professional a coffee or pastry with the help of Andytown Cofee Roasters! Andytown is encouraging customers to purchase coffee and pastries to be delivered to healthcare professionals working at hospitals and senior care facilities. This allows Andytown to maintain a revenue stream and stay in business, and it also provides healthcare professionals with vital caffeine and sustenance so they can better serve our community.
For more info and send coffee or pastry, click here!
Looking for ways to learn and explore science topics with your kids during Shelter-in-Place?
You can continue learning at home through their free lesson plans for families with K-12th students. They have pulled out a few of their favorite activities for you and your students to do together at home.
Click here for more info on their home lessons!
Artesano is open for to-go or delivery orders!
Artesano is supporting the community by offering new 4-course Family Meals that feed 4 to 6 people at never before seen prices! Order your Chicken Artesano or Lomo Saltado steak family meal today for pick-up or delivery. Includes main dish, sides, Ensalada Mixta, House-Made Empanadas and dessert.
Beer & Wine Now Available for Take-Out!
Their new hours are: 7 Day a Week:12pm-7:30pm (perfect for early dinner)
You can also help Rigolo and Artesano employees who lost their jobs, by donating here.
AxleHire’s founder and CEO, Daniel Sokolovsky, is showing his gratitude to healthcare workers who are saving lives. AxleHire (a last-mile delivery company) started delivering free meals to hospital workers.
The first deliveries were meals from the health food company Methodology, who prepared one week’s worth meals for key staff. Deliveries were to four hospitals in San Francisco, including three campuses of California Pacific Medical Center. For example, AxleHire delivered 100 meals to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for those working in the Urgent Care Clinic.
AxleHire has gone from making 500-700 Same Day deliveries per week in February to up to 7,000 same-day deliveries each week now. Deliveries include food, medication, and household goods.
AxleHire will be providing free meal deliveries to hospitals every Monday for the foreseeable future.
For more information, visit their website here.
Tien and Khaekai Lam of Bacon Restaurant on Grant Avenue have turned their restaurant into an Emergency Pop Up Food Center. Tien now has 7-thousand dollars and counting to purchase food supplies for care packages they are delivering across Novato and Marin.
If you know someone in need please contact Bacon by phone 415-892-9900, if you wish to donate you can Venmo @Tien-Lam-8 or mail or drop a check to Bacon, 1500 Grant Avenue, Novato 94945
They are also open for to-go orders and delivery, if you would like to support them there. Click here for restaurant info!
If you are looking for some arts and crafts activities to do during your shelter-in-place, you can order some beads online here from local business, Bead Inspirations.
Bevri is working with the Frontline Foods initiative to deliver dinner packages to frontline staff at Stanford Hospital. The packages will vary daily. Each $100 donation provides a meal for 5 people.
You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or prefer a different payment method. Bevri thanks you for your support!
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.
Caliva retail stores and delivery services will remain open for business during “shelter-in-place,” to support their customers who rely on cannabis products for their health and everyday well-being. They quickly developed no touch delivery & curbside pickup. They also have seniors & veterans only hours from 9a – 10a at the dispensary in San Jose!
For more info, you can visit their website here!
You can take comfort knowing Catholic Charities is here in a crisis. Today they are providing their critical services during the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ensuring our vulnerable neighbors remain housed, fed, and cared for with compassion and respect.
As never before, they need your support. Click here to give today to help ensure they can meet the needs of our community.
The Commonwealth Club of California is continuing to offer a large and diverse slate of events, and they are making them available online and FREE for all! For the schedule of their events, click here.
Please also consider a donation to the Club during these uncertain times. With your support, they can continue to keep people informed with timely civic information. To donate, click here.
Culinary Eye has pivoted from Catering and Events to Family Meals available for pick up or delivery. Deliveries are now available throughout the Bay Area on Fridays.
They have pulled in other small business to provide farm fresh produce, florist options, desserts, wine, beer, and more.
The Culinary Eye Meal Program donated 125 meals to frontline workers including doctors, nurses and SF Firemen on April 24th. Click here to find more information about donating to local frontline workers, pick up locations and delivery options.
- Challenges for small business in the bay area.
- SBA Loans EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance) and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program)
- Staying in Business through this “Shelter in Place” order
- What happens afterwards?
KGO’s own Heather Hamann, recommends 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!
The Dorothy Day House Berkeley Community Resource Center and the Downtown Berkeley Association, or DBA, partnered with local restaurants to create the Double Helping Hands, or DHH, program to provide to-go meals to Berkeley’s homeless community.
By donating to the Dorothy Day House – Double Helping Hands program, you are helping both the struggling restaurants and the homeless in Downtown Berkeley.
Donate a tray of tacos to those battling this virus on the front lines in the Bay Area! They’re calling on all of their incredible corporate partners and loyal breakfast taco fans to team up with Early Bird and fuel the community. Breakfast tacos are a great option in this type of environment because they’re individually wrapped in a “grab-and-go” format for everyone to safely enjoy.
Their goal is to raise $25,000 and deliver 250 breakfast tacos each morning to local hospitals, schools, senior centers and other organizations working incredibly hard throughout this crisis. Any contribution is greatly appreciated and all donations will go directly to this cause.
For more info and to make a donation, click here.
El Amigo Burrito is a Mexican restaurant located in the Woodhams Center on Stevens Creek Blvd in Santa Clara, California.
The restaurant has been in business since 1992 under the experienced ownership of Jose and Maria Grimaldo and family and has earned generous reviews on the media.
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!
Popular Noe Valley Chinese restaurant is serving large portions of classic dishes. During this time, they have been recognized for providing free soup to neighbors who are home bound for age or health reasons and is delivered by neighborhood volunteers!
For menu and restaurant hours, click here.
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!
Flights Restaurant in Los Gatos now has a “no touch” drive through grocery store in their parking lot! In addition to groceries and specialties, they also have family meals and alcohol that you can purchase!
Family meals feed a family of 6 and are served with salad and mac and cheese for only $55!
All wine and liquor is 50% off!
For full grocery menu and info, click here.
A very generous spirit bought out their ENTIRE macaron inventory (over 1,000 macarons) and asked them to spread some cheer though the streets of SF.
So they want YOUR help! Tell them which San Francisco hospitals your beloved doctors and nurses are working tirelessly at, where are the grocery clerks hustling to keep you safe and well fed? Whose post office is keeping the mail flowin’ with a smile!?
They pledge to deliver macarons to every place you nominate *until their inventory runs out*.
To nominate: hop on Instagram stories, share your nomination, and most important, tell them WHY this place is so deserving. Tag @food.la.la so they can see it!
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!
Frontline Foods supports healthcare workers with healthy meals from local kitchens. With your support, their network of grassroots volunteers work with restaurants, hospitals and other medical facilities to feed those working on the frontline.
100% of your money goes directly to restaurants serving hospital workers.
Check out the website for more info and how to make a donation.
In these months of remote learning, parents and family members, who are taking on the role of teacher while classroom teachers strive to construct meaningful remote lessons, need resources, advice, and guidance for their kids. We at the Gilder Lehrman Institute understand how challenging this can be. To help families and teachers through this difficult time, we are making available the best of what our organization has to offer in an as easily accessible a way as possible.
Register here in the “parent” role to get full FREE access to the Gilder Lehrman Institute website and to receive the latest updates on online programs and other resources we will be rolling out in the coming days and weeks.
These will include:
- Study guides for the AP US History (APUSH) and other exams
- Lesson Plans, Primary Source Documents, Online Exhibitions featuring engaging images, and other content to enrich at-home learning, organized by time period and topic
- Lectures by major historians for parents and students in the video section of History Now
- Free access to the Hamilton Education Program Online, a program that is prepared to launch nationwide this fall in schools, which we are now adapting for home use
- Tips and ideas for teaching history at home in our Noteworthy section
- Access to the 70,000+ primary source document Gilder Lehrman Collection online
Guadalajara Grill is a neighborhood Mexican restaurant located in south San Mateo in the cozy Laurie Meadows Shopping Center near Old County Road. A family owned and operated restaurant since 2000, they are committed to bringing you the finest food From South of the Border and excellent service at affordable prices and are open for pickup orders at this time!
For their full menu and more info, click here.
In an effort to support those affected most by COVID-19 including government workers, families, and children in our community, Horn Barbecue will be hosting a series of cooks outside of their Oakland restaurant. Now is the time to step up and support those that have been affected by the current circumstances of this untimely pandemic, and they feel we have a responsibility to do what we can to support those in need.
They are grateful for the help they can get to make these meals possible. You can check out their go fund me page here.
I Heart Art studio in Pleasant Hill is creating take home art kits for kids during this time. You can order online and pick them up at their studio, or they can be delivered locally in the East Bay.
For more info, check out their website here!
It’s Just Lunch is the world’s #1 personalized matchmaking service that has now adapted their services to have members be coached and be able to go on virtual dates via Zoom!
Their professional matchmakers provide an enjoyable alternative to online dating. It’s personal. It’s private. It’s convenient. It’s real.
IJL is adapting to Shelter In Place and wants to help you find love during this time! For more info, click here.
Izzy’s Steakhouse is feeding front line workers at CPMC and Stanford, and doing what it does best – providing food as comfort and joy. Starting mid-April, Izzy’s, a second-generation family-owned and operated restaurant that’s been an institution for 30 years, has committed to feeding the entire ER and ICU staff at CPMC in San Francisco (Van Ness and Davis campuses) every Friday and Saturday night, and Stanford’s entire ER and pediatric ER staff every Saturday and Sunday night, until August. The initiative began with an initial donation by Izzy’s of $10,000 to both CPMC and Stanford (total of $20,000 donation), which is going directly to feeding 200 team members a night. The hospitals’ cafeterias are closed on weekends; it’s also a time when these essential workers may be missing time with their families, and a typical night out, more than ever.
In addition to its initial gift, Izzy’s has established a GoFundMe inviting everyone to participate by purchasing meals by Izzy’s for the frontline workers at CPMC and Stanford for only $25 per meal; each meal includes an entrée, a side, and a dessert – all individually packaged in accordance with the hospitals’ stringent protocols.
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!
San Francisco’s Kultivate Labs, the nonprofit economic development and arts organization that has been instrumental in establishing the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District, which recognizes and celebrates the local Filipino community, is leading a fundraising effort to keep Filipino chefs in business by hiring them to cook for seniors and low-income residents of SOMA Pilipinas—as well as for health care workers at hospitals including UCSF, Laguna Honda and Daly City’s newly-reopened Seton Medical Center, where 60% of the nurses are Filipino.
Kultivate Labs welcomes donations starting at $10, which provides one quality meal. A gift of $50 can feed a family of five and $100 will feed a frontline team of 10; there’s also the option to donate $20 per month to send two meals to the frontlines per month. Larger donations would go a long way towards preserving the Filipino culinary scene in San Francisco so it can thrive in the next chapter.
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.
Live Nation has launched LIVE FROM HOME, an all-new virtual hub on LiveNation.com that will be updated daily with live streams, content, and more to keep fans connected to their favorite artists!
For more info about LIVE FROM HOME, click here.
In addition, Live Nation has also launched CREW NATION, a Global Relief Fund For Live Music Crews to support the crew members who are the backbone of our industry. Live Nation has committed $10 million to support crews. They are funding an initial $5 million, then matching the next $5 million given by artists, fans and employees.
To get involved in CREW NATION, click here.
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!
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen has received a $1 million donation from Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen to continue providing nutritious meals and supporting families, children, seniors, veterans, and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the Bay Area. The $1 million donation will provide 500,000 meals that are so desperately needed right now. Learn more about Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen to-go meals here.
Lorenzo’s Deli in Belmont is still open and ready to serve you some delicious sandwiches with many meat & bread choices.
For deli hours and more info, click here.
Love for the Elderly is asking people across the country to share a little handwritten love with isolated residents in senior care facilities. It’s a small gesture that can help the elderly to feel more connected during the coronavirus outbreak, which has closed down hospices, assisted living facilities, and senior centers to visitors.
For more info on letter guidelines or to make a donation, click here.
Mary’s Pizza is adapting to the shelter-in-place orders and providing solutions to still enjoy your pizza!
Free delivery! No-contact delivery available. They also have curbsitde pick up!
Buy any size pizza (any combo, any topping), get a FREE 1-topping pizza): use code APRILBOGO to redeem. Buy a $50 gift card, and get $10 Mary’s Money
For more special deal information and to check out the full menu, click here!
Mr. Rooter is still open and is ensuring your home or plumbing is working smoothly and efficiently during shelter-in-place.
They are currently acting with prudence in their day-to-day operation with basic preventative safety measures following the guidance set forth by the U.S. Federal Government, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health agencies. They encourage their customers to let them know in advance of an appointment if there are any concerns or they would like them to take special precautions. They will continue to closely monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and act accordingly.
You can get more info here.
San Francisco has partnered with a local company, Mon Ami. Volunteers get matched with seniors who need to stay home. You can help them with groceries, errands, or just a friendly phone call. Volunteers will be screened and have a background check. They must follow public health guidelines.
You can also request help for yourself or someone else.
East Bay pet stores, Murphy’s Paw, is helping out their community in a paw-some way.
In response to the novel Coronavirus outbreak, Murphy’s Paw is offering free delivery for their neighboring communities who need food for their pets.
Murphy’s Paw is offering a no-contact delivery and will operate by contacting the customer via text to inform them that their order has arrived.
For more information, you can visit their website.
National Academy of Athletics (California based Youth Sports Camp provider) has made videos of sports drills for kids, that they can do at home or in their own backyard to allow them to have a healthy, fun activity to do! And everything is free!
For more info, you can check out their website.
Oakland at Risk Match is pairing healthy adults with those who are most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. You can sign up to be matched with a household who needs support and assistance over the coming weeks.
Pacific Coast Termites Inc. wants to assure you that they remain open and ready to serve the community in this difficult time. Exterminators are considered an essential service. As such, they will continue to provide the community the highest level of service in California.
All of their technicians and estimators have been instructed to closely follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for protecting the community as well as themselves. These recommendations include social distancing, wearing gloves and frequent and thorough hand washing.
For more info, you can visit their website here.
Project Open Hand will continue to deliver meals to elderly and folks with disabilities. They may extend services to provide medically tailored meals to economically-disadvantaged patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
For more info, you can visit their website.
Rigolo is open for to-go or delivery orders!
Rigolo is supporting the community with a new Buy-One-Get-One-Free pizza deal. Order one of their famous pizzas online for pick-up or delivery and get a second pizza for FREE! Available through the month of April.
Beer & Wine Now Available for Take-Out! Kids eat Free: Monday Nights. Now Serving: 10 Flavors of Mitchell’s Ice Cream by the Scoop
Their new hours are: 7 Day a Week: 11am – 6:30pm (Perfect for Early Dinner Orders)
You can also help Rigolo and Artesano employees who lost their jobs, by donating here.
Donors are making it possible for Manager Dan Keith to provide a bag of groceries valued at $20 to needy families, shut-ins, and anyone needing groceries. Dan provides fresh meat, dairy, vegetables and fruit, and bread for our less-fortunate neighbors every day. There are special shopping times just for seniors as well.
Shoutout to Rocca’s! If you would like to check out more about Rocca’s Market, click here.
Already well known in the community for his charitable works, Rocco has pledged to donate food to local hospital staff for the duration of the pandemic!
You can also order a takeout family dnner package that includes pasta, meatballs (6), salad, garlic bread and a bottle of Avalon Cabernet for $39.95. Feeds 4-6. This offer good 7 days a week.
For their full menu and location details, click here.
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.email@example.com
- Corporations and foundations looking to get involved in the COVID-19 relief effort should contact Ernst Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
SF Community Support is pairing healthy adults with those who are most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. You can sign up to be matched with a household who needs support and assistance over the coming weeks.
Every week, their pantry network distributes fresh, seasonal produce, lean protein, grain, and shelf-stable items to anyone who is struggling to buy food. During the COVID-19 crisis, they have launched pop-up pantries that are open to the public; no need to show ID or sign in to receive groceries every week.
Due to the “shelter in place” order, they ask that you only attend one pantry and send one person per household to pick up groceries.
Home Delivered Groceries – Currently available only in San Francisco to low-income seniors, age 60 and over, and adults with disabilities (415)282-1900 x 287
You can find free food locations here!
Shake Shack has shifted to a “to-go” only model. Guests will be able to place to-go orders in the restaurant, pre-order on shakeshack.com, the Shack App for pickup, or order for delivery through certain delivery services.
Your Bay Area Shake Shack can be found at:
Shake Shack – Hillsdale
33 Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA 94403
For more location info, click here.
CERV is a program created in partnership between the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and Shanti Project. CERV volunteers provide one time or occasional practical support to older and vulnerable adults who are strongly advised to limit outdoor exposure during the Coronavirus pandemic.
EXAMPLES OF SUPPORT:
- Grocery shopping
- Dog Walking
- Delivery of pet food, medication, and other essentials
- Mail pickup
- Volunteers must be in good health and under the age of 60
- Volunteers are required to pass a background check
- Volunteers are required to follow San Francisco Coronavirus protocol
SFUSD is serving a bag of free meals twice a week for kids 18 years and under. No identification or proof of school enrollment is required. Adults can now pick up meals for children without a child present. Shelf-stable meals will also be available. Families will not need to enter the school building for pick-up.
Each bag includes meals for multiple days: breakfast, lunch, supper, fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, and any necessary preparation guides.
You can get more info here!
Stacy Scott Catering in San Rafael has started doing a pickup/delivery service where 15% of all sales will be donated to the appointed “Non-Profit of the Week”.
For more info, you can visit their website here.
St. Anthony’s is continuing to provide essential resources to the community during COVID-19 including providing over 3,200 hot to-go meals each day, emergency clothing and hygiene kits, as well as technology access and other services.
You can help support their work by donating here!
The Table in San Jose is offering takeout & curbside pickup!
Dinner is available Wednesday – Sunday from 4pm-7pm
Brunch is available from Friday – Sunday 10am-1pm
You can order ahead online here!
Twin Oaks Roadhouse in Penngrove has a modified to-go menu including sandwiches and $10 for 32 oz pours of your favorite draft beers! – also bottles, wine and liquor.
Fore more info and to check out their full menu, click here.
The YMCA is currently providing Pop-Up YKids at 10 locations throughout San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties for parents that are essential workers. They can and are ready to do so much more, as they expand and provide the necessary child-care for essential employees, essential employees can shift their focus from worrying about kids to helping save lives.
All locations will provide children with breakfast and lunch, this program is free of charge.
For more info you can visit their website here.
Yumi Yogurt in San Mateo is back in operation! Their new working hours are 10am to 5pm daily.
For restaurant updates and more info, you can visit their Facebook page here.