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Here are some ways you can help during this time:
Support local businesses by buying gift cards:
Stores and restaurants are hurting, as they close due to the safe-at-home orders around the area. Buy a gift card to help the local businesses now and use it once they're back open.
Donate funds or food to a local food bank:
With unemployment skyrocketing during the coronavirus outbreak, many families will find themselves needing help for the first time. Over 37 million people don't have access to nutritious food, including 1 in 12 seniors and 1 in 7 children. Click here to support the Central California Food Bank.
Donors are needed urgently. Here are some of the organizations facilitating donations:
Make sure you're protecting yourself and others out in public:
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
MORE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
Here are additional organizations you can support as they work to lend a hand to Central Californians during the coronavirus pandemic: