A Ship to Weather the Storm
The San Diego Food Bank has been feeding hungry people and families for years. It’s what they do and they do it well. They distribute food to senior programs, food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, students and school programs. When the COVID19 crisis hit and food demands grew overnight, their staff and volunteers didn’t panic. As the need grew, they simply rose to a whole new level of readiness.
Updated 7/27 - As we all know, in an effort to hinder the spread of the COVID-19 virus, San Diego County restaurants are now required to move their dining services outdoors. The Chamber has put together a list of restaurant members offering outside dining services. If outdoor seating is not available, community members can still support their favorite local businesses by taking advantage of takeout and delivery options including Grubhub, Postmates, Door Dash and Uber Eats! See out list of restaurants open for takeout!
*This list was compiled based on social media and phone calls. Call ahead to confirm.
By Maria Mingalone
In the first weeks of the governor’s stay-at-home order, decisions at Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) were made rapidly in an environment that was changing hourly. No one gave us an instruction manual to operate through a pandemic—it was like flying a plane while building it.
Flowers of Gratitude
In appreciation of the those facing the front lines to keep us safe, Integral Communities partnered with Oceanside flower grower Mellano & Company to deliver 1,500 bouquets to more than a dozen essential service providers, local businesses and community groups including Oceanside Police and Fire departments, Scripps Encinitas, Palomar Health Hospital and the USO at Camp Pendleton. The cheerful gifts were a way to thank first responders and essential businesses, brighten the days of those keeping our communities going, and support the farming community who has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Scam Call or Real Call? What to Know
By District Attorney Summer Stephan
The coronavirus and U.S. Census are making answering your phone fashionable again. But just because you know you might be receiving a call from a Census worker or a COVID-19 contract tracer, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vet your calls. There are always scammers looking to take financial advantage of people under any circumstances and today’s uncertain climate is no different.
Karissa Keith, Frontwave Loan Servicing Manager, has been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure Paycheck Protection Program loans are funded as quickly as possible, enabling local businesses to fight though these challenging times.
By Kristi Hawthorne
Small businesses across the country are experiencing a devastating economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. When Frontwave Credit Union, headquartered in Oceanside, heard from its members as well as the business community that there was a great need for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans they went into action.
filling the need
By Kristi Hawthorne
The staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside had to scramble and plan quickly to find alternative ways to reach their kids and families amidst the shutdown due to the Coronavirus. The management team started working remotely to provide virtual programming, and within just one week BGCO began offering virtual programs via Youtube featuring the following: