During this time of unprecedented concern, KSFO brings you KSFO 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 KSFO is here to recognize them! Submit them by commenting on our Facebook post 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!
Artesano is open for to-go or delivery orders!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rigolo is open for to-go or delivery orders!
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.
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.
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.
You can help create kits filled with wellness essentials like soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products for unhoused and other vulnerable community members. St. Anthony Foundation is accepting kits as well as donations of gently used clothing and food at their headquarters on Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street.
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!
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.