As we’re isolated, confined and consumed with worry for our Wood River Valley community, many of us, including our team at Sun Valley Institute, are seeking ways to help.
While we’re all affected by the COVID-19 crisis, many local residents and businesses are facing serious hardship. Service industry workers are losing jobs and wages. Small business owners are in danger of going under. The potential social, economic and community consequences are staggering.
There’s never been a more important time to come together and take care of each other. In addition to following official instructions to stay at home and practice social distancing when outside, here are some ways that you can lend a hand.
Help Feed Locals in Need
Kraay’s Market & Garden’s “Love Your Neighbor”
Help a family in need access fresh locally grown produce and other groceries. Go to Kraay’s Market & Garden store, open Saturday 8 am to Sunday 7 pm, to donate to the Love Your Neighbor fund.
The Hunger Coalition
Help The Hunger Coalition purchase food to meet the fast-growing demand for food assistance. When donating, add “In honor of Keller Williams Matching Gift Challenge” and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000. DONATE
The Senior Connection
Help The Senior Connection provide food to high-risk seniors through its Meals on Wheels program. DONATE
Support Our Restaurants
Many local restaurants are offering curbside pick-up and some have delivery. Use our 5B Food Resources During COVID-19 guide—updated daily—to learn who’s open for business and find links to menus.
Buy a Gift Card
Purchase a gift card from your favorite local restaurant. Contact the restaurant directly or search for them at Rally for Restaurants.
Help Us Make a Difference
Now more than ever, we are aware of the need to build a resilient regional food system. Please support our ongoing efforts. We currently are working to ensure everyone knows where they can access food during this time of crisis while developing a secure supply chain for the months to come.