During this time at home we have been working hard to support local businesses.
Every weekend we have ordered from at least one local restaurant. This has included a chinese restaurant owned by a family for our public school system. Local pizza establishments (not big chains found everywhere). The local bakery, bagel place and bbq joint.
In addition to that, I have not gone out to the grocery store in 11 weeks now. I have been ordering through SHIPT. Supporting a person who is working through this time to take care of themselves or their family members.
We have ordered tshirts from local companies that are donating a portion of their sales to local breweries. Bought our flowers from the family owned nursery in our neighborhood. Got the girls in our family headbands from a Michigan company who was donating a mask for each headband sold.
Once every couple of weeks we hop in the car to take a drive. I need to get out of the house. This usually has us doing curbside take out at some of our favorite local breweries. Helping to support so that after all this is over, we can go back, sit inside and toast each other that we made it through 🍻
We are doing what we can. It has been fun to try new places. Discover new food. All while putting money back into the community we love so very much!