Fit Food Fresh donates 600 meals to high-risk residents and charities

Fit Food Fresh donates 600 meals to high-risk residents and charities

Small businesses are feeling the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic more than many, and the survival and revival of our communities will be based on how local businesses weather the storm. Fit Food Fresh is fully aware of the importance of local business and they’ve taken action to use their position to help our community in this time of need. From donating meals to high-risk residents to featuring local restaurants on their menus, their strategy is to reach out while so many are forced to stay in and afraid to risk exposure at the grocery store just to be left with empty shelves. 

Fit Food Fresh Founders Stephen Kaiser and Casey Cochran were both born and raised in Palm Beach county and said they feel obligated to help however they can. “We owe everything to our community, as soon as we learned we’d be able to stay open, we knew we had a responsibility to help. We feel like we were fortunate enough to land in a life raft, so now we’ve got to help get others out of the water.” 

Along with donating over 600 meals to high-risk residents and charities, Fit Food Fresh has pledged to donate a meal for every order they receive. They’ve also created a menu item that allows members to get involved (from a safe distance) by purchasing 3 meals for neighbors in need for just $10. “Our goal is 1,000 meals next week. We’ve got the right team behind us and we’ve had help from some amazing people who’ve helped us get meals to people who need them.”

Aside from increased sanitation protocol (on top of a phenomenal health inspection record), Fit Food Fresh has implemented high-risk member identification so they can have an extra eye on members who are even more dependent on their services than the average population. “We’re the retiree capital of the planet, so we’ve got a lot of older members who don’t have family locally to help. We note and track our high-risk members to make sure their orders and deliveries are flawless and they don’t have to worry about shopping and cooking.”

By coming together, local businesses and community members are making some amazing things happen, and it’s important that we support them however we can. From supporting them with your purchases to sharing posts on social media, local businesses need everything we can give them so they can survive and help maintain and rebuild our sense of normalcy. In a time when so many are in need, giving is more important and impactful than ever.

If you or someone you know in would benefit from the services of Fit Food Fresh, you can find them at FitFoodFresh.com or reach them at Start@FitFoodFresh.com or 561.430.5208

Use coupon AGUYONCLAMATIS for 20% off your first order of 10 meals or more. (note: aguyonclematis is not benefiting in any way from this offer)

West Palm Beach to Provide Marketing, Financial Support to Businesses

West Palm Beach to Provide Marketing, Financial Support to Businesses

West Palm Beach businesses impacted by COVID-19 will soon get a boost from the City of West Palm Beach. Last night, Mayor Keith A. James and City Commissioners reviewed a marketing campaign to support local restaurants and shops. Additionally, Commissioners unanimously (4-0) approved a resolution creating an economic recovery fund to provide financial assistance to businesses adversely affected by COVID-19.

The marketing campaign, originating in the City’s Department of Economic Development, aims to encourage residents to support local businesses from the comfort of their own home while maintaining social distancing. Called “West Palm Eats,” the campaign encourages users to dine and shop from home while supporting their local business community. Residents can expect to start seeing web-based and social media-based ads targeting online users in West Palm Beach and surrounding zip codes. 

Additionally, the City has created a landing page on its website, where residents can locate a list of businesses that are offering pickup and delivery options. To visit: https://www.wpb.org/our-city/west-palm-eats.

Restaurant and business owners are invited and welcome to participate. To be a part of the campaign, please send your business name, web address, and menu to ecodev@wpb.org. (To help us ensure ADA compliance on our website, please provide your menu in Word as we are unable to accept PDF files.)  

A COVID-19 Economic Recovery Fund is now being established by the City of West Palm Beach. Last night, Commissioners approved setting aside $259,000 to be used to help small businesses in the form of short-term micro-loans of $10,000 or less. The funds will be allocated through a local community bank where the terms and conditions will be defined. Additional details will soon follow on how to apply for this assistance.

“We know that many business owners, employees and residents are suffering greatly right now as a result of COVID-19,” said Mayor Keith A. James. “Beyond its health impacts, COVID-19’s economic impacts are being felt throughout our city. We are committed to doing everything we can to support our local business community. The establishment of a marketing campaign and recovery fund are two of the ways the City of West Palm Beach is rising to that challenge.”

“The pandemic is requiring all levels of government to come forward with resources and assistance to help our community and work together with our local businesses to ensure that all come out stronger after these difficult times pass,” said Economic Development Director Christopher Roog. 

Restaurants nationwide are urging people to participate in The Great American Takeout on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to support the restaurant industry.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:

Support local businesses through the Corona Virus Crisis

Support local businesses through the Corona Virus Crisis

Times are tough for our local businesses – as of right now bars and nightclubs are closed. Restaurants are allowed to remain open with a max capacity of 50 & rules about how close tables can be to each other.

Other local businesses deemed “non-essential” are being required to close or greatly reduce their hours.

Update:

At this point in time there has not been any official guidance we are moving into all “non-essential” business closures. There will be a list of specific businesses to either be closed or have modified services, like restaurants only allowing for pickup or delivery but not a wide-scale business shut down.

County Commissioner Gregg Weiss

I’ve created this list of as many links to local businesses as were sent to me or I found on line. If I missed your business please email me.

Note that nothing in this article is to be considered medical advice. If I mention something is open I am not recommending you go out, or that you put your, or people you come in contact with, health at risk. Please do your own research and decide if going out is the right option for you.

Having said that, I have gone to several local businesses over the last few days (brewery, dentist, shops, etc) and they have all been very conscious of the current health crisis and have gone out of their way to institute “no-touch” policy, and wiping everything purchased down with antibacterial wipes before handing them to me.

Please also consider supporting local businesses through buying gift cards and/or any swag (hats/t-shirts) that they sell. You can do this whether you go out or not.

Visit WPB Downtown Development Authority’s COVID-19 page for updates on status of businesses and resources available.

Thanks Libby Vision Photography for contributing to this list.

Local Food Delivery Services

Go Cravy is a local delivery service which will pick up your food and bring it to you. There is a $15 minimum order size & a flat $5 delivery fee and driver tips are not included. Place your order at GoCravy.com

Delivery Dudes delivers food from local restaurants to your house. They have a dynamic delivery fees structure with pricing as low as $1.99 (all fees are transparent and can be seen at the time of the order. The average delivery time is 45 minutes. Place your order at DeliveryDudes.com

South Dixie Highway

Table 26 is open with adjusted hours & limited seating. They are offering 10% off orders for curbside pickup or complimentary delivery. Gift cards are available for Easter and Mother’s Day. Call (561)-855-2660 or visit Table 26 on Facebook

Maison Carlos is a small restaurant with only 11 tables. We are only open for dinner so our days have always, and will continue to be for shopping for the freshest ingredients and making sure the restaurant is at its cleanest. If you’d prefer to enjoy our cuisine at home during this time we will be offering curbside pick and for some locations delivery 🚗🍴 visit Maison Carlos on Facebook.

Don Romon now has curbside pickup available – call 561 547 8704 to order or Visit Don Ramon on Facebook

Nearly New Store is open on Friday & Saturday – call (561) 655-3230 for updates – Antique Row at 3611 S Dixie Hwy,

Downtown

Restaurants / Bars that are closed

  • O’Shea’s Irish Pub
  • E. R. Bradley’s
  • Gracie Barra – until March 23

Restaurants offering Carryout/Delivery

at Hullabaloo Chef Fritz Cassel is cookin’ up copious amounts of Spaghetti & Meatballs today 🍝🍝🍝 Stop in, order to-go 561.833.1033. Or order online at UberEats, PostMates, DoorDash! We’re here from 11am to 10pm – Visit Hullabaloo online

Kabuki Sushi Thai Tapas Free Delivery with code ‘stayin’ – See Kabuki online promotion here.

Avocado Grill closed their PGA location – West Palm Beach is open for dine in and take out. Visit Avocado Grill online

Fitness Hub is by appointment only

We are all searching for a sense of normalcy. Shopping improves ones mood and can help with depression or stress. We are still open for the boutique and private shopping! Call us to schedule an appointment 561-408-0885

Visit Fitness Hub on Facebook

Aioli West Palm Beach is open for business in both locations! Downtown will have pick-up dinners.

Have you Met Kevin? He is usually out Delivering Wholesale Bread…. Now He is Out Delivering Lunches In Downtown… Call in Your Order for Downtown Delivery 561-444-3842

Visit Aioli online

Legends of Xscape: Open for private games. I assume we will be closed in the near future but a great way to support our business is to buy a gift voucher. We are offering 30% discount on all gift vouchers today- March 31st. Promo code MARCH30. vouchers do not expire, can be used at any time and are an excellent gift for any occasion. – Visit Legends of Xscape online

West Palm Beach Escape Rooms is Offering private rooms at no extra cost. Facility is sanitized before and after each group. Visit WPB Escape Rooms online

Picnic Fashion is online at picnicfashion.com. Visit and save 20% on your entire purchase. Enter code PICNIC at checkout. Orders are shipped within 24 hours. Window shopping is also highly recommended! Fill your new picnic basket with takeout and drinks from one of the many local restaurants and head to a local park to enjoy. Shop small, shop local.- Visit Picnic Fashion online

Visit Palm Beach is offering private catamaran cruises for groups of 10 or less at a very discounted rate! Also you can use discount code VPBLOYALTY for 25% off any public cruise from April 10-Sept 10. Visit Palm Beach on Facebook

D is for DOG is open and would like to offer 1/2 off D.I.Y.’s. 🐾🐾🐾. We also carry a large variety of natural treats as well as FROMM and Stella & Chewy. Visit D is for Dog online

Allstar Martial Arts Academy is offering virtual training as well as small group training sessions (limited to 10 students per class) during this difficult time. Programs include Kid, Teen, and Adult Martial Arts & Fitness and Fitness Kickboxing. Classes are challenging and fun! Students burn calories and energy while learning self defense and martial arts. Visit Allstar Martial Arts Academy Online

GROW – Free delivery or curbside pickup for GROW plant project boxes and free Skype plant consults. Visit GROW on Facebook

The Lash Boutique WPB – COVID-19 sale 19% off Lash Sets. Visit The Lash Boutique on Instagram.

Lila Life is offering Free meditation at 12pm, power processing group coaching sessions $15 Tuesday’s 12-12:45pm, 30 minute free coaching session, all zoom based. www.lilalife.co or linda@lilalife.co

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is closed until further notice. If you are interested in using our library services virtually the library has a wide variety of digital offerings for library cardholders, including e-books and audiobooks, streaming TV and movies, music downloads, databases and more. Visit wpb.org/digitallibrary for more information on how to Connect 24/7 to the library.

Those who don’t have a library card can apply for it online or call 561-868-7701. This card will provide immediate access to the library’s digital content for a year. Your new card will be mailed to you. Once the library is back open, use your card to check out books at the library!

Grandview Market

All of Grandview’s food vendors are available for curbside pickup and delivery during normal hours. (Clare’s Kitchen, Lechon Tropical, Locanta, Pizza Paradise, Poke Lab Eatery, Pumphouse Coffee Roasters, Ramen Lab Eatery, Sugar Milk, Tropical Crepes, Zipitios)

Bohemian Groove on the Move is open online only. – Visit Bohemian Groove on the Move online

Composition Coffee has their full menu available for curbside pickup. – Visit Composition Coffee online

Quinn inside Grandview is still selling their items online. – Visit Quinn online

Gypsy Life Surf Shop is open online and can coordinate local delivery and pickup. – Visit Gypsy Life Surf Shop online

Sola Salons is still open, but has taken extra precautions for ventilation and sanitation. – Visit Sola Salons online

Steel Tie Spirits is selling bottles in their distillery. They are running a discount special on white rum.

We’ve expand our Thursday-thru-Sunday hours. We’ll open at 11am and close at 8pm. We invite you to call our house line (561-623-0961) to place orders that we’ll gladly pre-package and walk out to your car once you arrive. As always, we gladly accept all major credit cards or cash. We’re extending the “quarantine discount” of $5 off our bottles for the foreseeable future, making everything just $19.99 + tax.

Visit Steel Tie Spirits online

Surfing Florida Museum is conducting private tours. They are also accepting online donations. – Visit Surfing Florida Museum online

Other local restaurants and businesses to support.

  • Stage – offering curbside delivery for lunch and dinner
  • Oceana Coffee – Free shipping with Covid19 code
  • Pumphouse Coffee – Free shipping
  • Benny’s on the Beach – purchase gift cards online!
  • Crazy Uncle Mike’s – offering dinner package specials, cool tshirts
  • Saltwater brewery has some awesome merchandise you can order right off their website
  • Renato’s Palm Beach Offering Delivery
  • M.E.A.T – Boca – selling hats, tshirt and mango chipotle
  • Chef Joe Bonavaita from EatSTK, Miami selling “Chef Daddy” apparel: https://chefjoebonavita.com
  • Buccan and Grato are offering curbside delivery
  • Oceaono Kitchen selling hats for $20 and High Dive aprons – buy at Oceano Kitchen.
  • Sunshine Provisions – offering no minimum orders – has produce, dairy, dry goods and specialty goods.
  • PB Catch – offering curbside carryout and delivery – reduced hours as per Town of Palm Beach curfew.
  • Regional – Offering curbside takeout and delivery
  • Lion Country Safari has the 4-mile drive through safari open – guests are “contained in their vehicle and the animals roam free”. Special admission is $15 per person.
  • Swank Farms Farmers Market has 11 vendors spread out under a huge open air pole barn. Please come see us and support small local businesses. 10am to 1pm Swank Farm 14311 North Road. Loxahatchee
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