Order takeout from my local independent restaurant.
Call your national, state and local representatives and demand they provide economic, health and safety support to all essential workers.
Small businesses and their workers are really hurting during this crisis. Please consider giving a larger tip than usual to local restaurants and small businesses. As a guideline, government officials are proposing funding to give all healthcare and essential business workers a 50% bonus until we all get through this together.
If you have access to masks and gloves, please consider giving them to front line workers whose employers are not providing it for them.
Food banks and food pantries across the country are experiencing a huge increase in demand from those out of work due to the virus – some are seeing a 10x or more increase in those needing help. Volunteer to pack or hand out food at local food bank.
Create a Facebook Fundraiser for my local food bank or other nonprofit organization.
Give a no interest loan or sick pay to your housekeeper by paying them not to come this week. You can either forgive the loan or let them pay it back by deducting a small amount from each cleaning when the virus is under control.
If you know anyone who is living alone, please call them frequently.
We just realized that even though everyone should be wearing a mask, you can still see people smiling through their eyes! Smiling at a stranger and saying a muffled hello might be the best thing that happens to them all day!
Millions of families cannot afford to buy food today. Please consider donating to your local food bank.