25 Companies Helping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid the spread of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease, the number of bad news can be overwhelming.  Thankfully we have also seen positive and encouraging responses from companies across the United States. We wanted to take time and recognize some American Companies helping during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Below are a few companies doing what they can to help during this challenging time.

  1. El Pollo Loco is offering food delivery on their sealed tamper-free bags for customer protection. Home delivery is available through DoorDash, Pastmates, UberEats, and GrubHub.
  2. At Starbucks, from now through May 3, ‘any customer who identifies as a front-line responder to the COVID-19 outbreak will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge.’
  3. Rambler Sparkling Water in Austin, TX donates sparkling water to food banks to help with the increasing demand for items in need.
  4. Dread River Distilling Company in Birmingham, Alabama, is repurposing the waste alcohol in the distilling process as a sanitizing spray and donating it to area businesses.
  5. Lady Bird bakery in Houston, TX, is using the leftover ingredients and making special fondant “quarantine cookies.” All proceeds are then donated to food banks in the Houston area.
  6. Krispy Kreme starting on Saturday, March 28, is offering a free dozen to share with the purchase of a full-priced Original Glazed dozen. Share the extra dozen with a neighbor.  Each dozen includes eleven Original Glazed doughnuts and one Smiley Face doughnut.
  7. CrossFit 9 in St. Petersburg, FL, is organizing a virtual race and raffling gift certificates for local restaurants and merchants to the participants.
  8. Colonial Williamsburg gives a break on rent to Merchant Square businesses for April to help cope with a decrease in business.
  9. In Connecticut, Naples Pizza is donating pies to local nurses and doctors dealing with the coronavirus.
  10. Crocs shoe brand is offering a Free Pair for Healthcare workers across the country.
  11. So did Keen by offering free pairs of shoes to those that needed them most.
  12. For a limited time, Uber Eats is supporting local businesses with no Delivery Fee to help the restaurant industry during this time.
  13. KFC is offering contactless deliveries according to their webpage.
  14. America’s Test Kitchen has free access to ‘The 50 America’s Test Kitchen Recipes You Need Now’ on their website for everyone during the COVID-19 emergency.
  15. Zello, the turn your phone into a walkie-talkie company has launched it’s ‘Zello for First Responders’ initiative offering their award-winning push-to-talk to eligible first responder organizations.
  16. Harbor Freight Tools is donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals.
  17. Cottonelle is donating money and toilet paper rolls to United Way Worldwide. They have also launched their #ShareASquare
  18. U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to all college students affected by university scheduling changes.
  19. Early in the game was Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announcing that his company would pay hourly workers for the suspended games.
  20. Signs By Crannie, a sign company in Flint, MI, is giving free signs to area restaurants. The signs are meant to let customers know that business is “Open Takeout Only” or “Open Drive-Thru Only.”
  21. PopSockets has launched it’s COVID-19 PopSockets response offering two new designs, “Doctors without Borders” and “Feeding America,” where 100% of sales go to the respective charities.
  22. Rosetta Stone is providing free access to Rosetta Stone for Students for the next three months.
  23. Seven Sundays, a shelf-stable, nutrient-dense packaged food like breakfast muesli is donating it’s online proceeds for a time to The Sheridan Story, a non-profit organization helping fight hunger.
  24. Audible says that “for as long as schools are closed, we’re open,” and have made hundreds of their audiobooks collection free for streaming.
  25. U.S. Packaging and Wrapping is offering free shipping to its customers to help the food packaging and distribution industries affected by the outset of the pandemic.

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