In addition to restaurants, many small businesses in Midtown are still open for curbside pick-up and/or online orders—and won’t survive without shoppers. That’s why the Sacramento-based photobooth business, Giggle & Riot, has launched Curbside Crawl.
“Curbside Crawl is our solution for continuing to support local small businesses that are not just offering restaurant services,” says Caroline Winata, co-founder of Giggle & Riot. “It’s like a pub crawl, but you don’t go indoors—or even touch a door handle!”
Vibe Health Bar, a local healthy café with locations in Sacramento launched a GoFundMe campaign to take donations to provide local healthcare workers with healthy foods and beverages while they are caring for patients with COVID-19. Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/vibehealthbar-feed-healthcare-warriors
As local businesses strive to help the community during the COVID-19 health crisis, five Sacramento restaurants have launched Family Meal, a program that provides thousands of free pre-cooked meals to people in need each week.
Clay Nutting, owner of Canon Sacramento, detailed the program in a post at https://medium.com/@clay_nutting/family-meal-485fe0d21ead
Feeding the Front Line supports the medical personnel working on the frontlines in Sacramento’s hospitals by providing them with hot meals while on the job.
“Those working the front line in our community hospitals are making an enormous personal sacrifice on behalf of our country,” says Sheri Graciano who organized the fundraiser. “They are working very long hours and are separated from loved ones.”
The court order runs three pages. The words would be astonishing in normal times. Headlined “Order authorizing Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to grant release,” it explains why jail gates must swing open and allow almost 400 inmates to walk free.
Leaving no corner of society untouched, the coronavirus crisis has forced jailers across California to evaluate thousands of inmates for early release. The law-abiding public may suffer the consequences in the coming weeks, but the goal is sensible, realistic and inevitable.