Ways to Support Local Business During the COVID-19 Crisis
Social isolation can mean tough times for local business, here is how to support them!
Being part of a community like ours means supporting each other through good times and bad. Social isolation is putting local business in a tough spot. Here are some suggestions to help the businesses in your neighbourhood!
Buy Gift Cards:
Although you may not be able to use them now, buying gift cards for businesses lets them know they’ll have customers coming back in when they’re able to re-open. You’ve had great times at your favourite local spot before, and you will again!
Some establishments are still open and accepting online orders. You may not be able to sit inside, but at least you can still enjoy some Vancouver delicacies anyways!
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Buy Local Groceries:
Local grocery stores have been hit especially hard during the COVID crisis as customers have been panic buying at big box retailers. Your dollar means a lot more to the neighborhood grocer than it does for the larger chains. Here are some local grocery stores to check out:
Persia Foods: www.persiafoods.ca/#locations
East West Market: www.facebook.com/eastwestmarket4169/
Nesters Market: www.nestersmarket.com/
East End Food Co-Op: www.eastendfood.coop/
Fresh St. Market: www.freshstmarket.com/about-us/locations/
Fresh St. Market has also added the commendable measure of a Seniors Shopping Hour to help those most at risk get the essentials they need!
Use Locally made Cosmetics:
Vancouver is known for creating excellent local brands that prioritize quality. Smaller cosmetic companies may be feeling a pinch during this crisis and your support would mean a lot to them. Here are some local cosmetic brands to look out for:
Scentuals Natural Skin Care: https://www.scentuals.com/
Harlow Skin Company: https://harlowskinco.com/
Buck Naked Soap Company: https://bucknakedsoapcompany.com/
The Soap Dispensary: https://thesoapdispensary.com/
Each Wednesday and Friday morning we will be holding an early morning shopping hour for SENIORS AND HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALS that are most vulnerable in our community. We will provide a clean and low stress environment to ensure we take care of our community in the best way possible.
During this uncertain time, your conscious purchasing decisions can make a huge difference to local retailers in Vancouver. If you can’t offer financial support right now, you can still help local business by sharing your positive brand experiences on social media channels!