While we all want to do our part to flatten the curve, social distancing and the mandated closing of non-essential businesses brings hardships and stress for individuals and for many of the small businesses in our community. The good news is, you can help to support our local businesses now so that we can enjoy their services and products long after this is over.
A new social media initiative #Brantforddelivers, started by Jennifer Babister, local realtor with Royal Lepage Action Realty, is helping to spread the word about the many wonderful local small businesses that are offering free delivery, curbside pickup, or who have taken proactive safety measures to stay open, so that you can still shop local while staying safe.
Highlighted businesses are listed in several categories such as local eats, home care, personal/business, family, and self-care and are updated daily on the Facebook group Brantford COVID-19 Local Business Delivery.
Mother’s Day is coming up May 10, 2020, and what better way to appreciate the maternal bonds in your life, or any mother that you admire, than with a beautiful Mother’s Day cookie from San Agostino’s Italian Bakery & Fine Foods. They are offering walk in, curbside pickup, or will deliver for you with special hours on Mother’s Day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Check out their website for full menus (also with keto, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options) and daily specials.
Support #TakeoutDay on Wednesdays (or any day!) and give Sai Thai Kitchen a try, located at 250 King George Road. Offering authentic Thai cuisine that is fresh and healthy, you will enjoy their creative flavourful dishes that are sure to please the eyes and stomach! If you are already a fan of Sai Thai Kitchen, be sure to check out their new menu items like the Edamame appetizer, Papaya Salad, Pad Won Sen, a glass noodles with vegetables entree. They are proud to be offering take-out and delivery during COVID-19 and look forward to welcoming you into their dining room in the future.
Head on over to the Brantford COVID-19 Local Business Delivery Facebook group to stay connected with many more local businesses that have taken adaptive measures for you to enjoy their services and products. If you have a favourite local small business that is open or offering adaptive services you can post a picture or write a review on this page to help spread the word.