COVID-19:  Ways to Help

As we face unprecedented uncertainty, it's more important than ever to stick together as a community and if you can, spend your dollars to support those who need it most. While this list is not comprehensive, here are a few ways that you can help now.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

This non-profit organization collects, stores, and distributes donated food to Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. At a time when many families and seniors are unable to access and afford food they need to survive, every $10 donation helps them provide 40 meals to those in need.

Orlando Virtual Tip Jar

Recent changes have caused local bars and restaurants to suspend on-premise food and alcohol service, in addition to the existing displacement of many service industry workers due to closings and cut-backs. In response, local Whippoorwill bartender Hannah F. has created a Google Form where Orlando service industry workers can list their Cash App, Venmo, and PayPal accounts for others to "tip" virtually.

Support Local Restaurants

At a time when many restaurants are unable to serve patrons within their space, many have transformed their service to "pick-up" and "delivery" orders. Help keep these restaurants running by ordering take-out from local small businesses. Bungalower has a growing list where you can start.

Lastly..


On a personal note, we're still working on planning and building our space and we will continue to keep you updated on PAPA LLAMA. In the meantime, please continue to heed the warnings set by the CDC and stay home if you can. Wash your hands well. Be a good neighbor. Tip generously. Buy gift cards from local restaurants you can visit once this is all over because this too shall pass. And while we’re not open yet, we’re with you, Orlando, even if it’s from a safe social distance.

- Kevin & Maria


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