Getting a bit of cabin fever? Many of our local establishments are offering curbside and takeout menus for the next 3-4 weeks. Others, unfortunately, will be shutting their doors for the time. We would like to keep you as informed as we can and support our local businesses. Armed with this information, you can let the business phones be used for taking orders. For the latest updates, visit their web or facebook pages.

Most eateries are having take- out and curbside service. Some local restaurants are getting creative, and adding delivery for limited distances, Mad Jacks, Crossroads and Los 3 Garcias to name a few. Rocky Mountain Wraps has added an order and pay online so you just need to pick up and they have a designated drive-up window for this. Brooks Place Tavern will be doing family dinner specials.

Now for the good stuff. Many of the ice cream and yogurt places are serving quarts and pints of their fine product while supplies last. The yogurt won’t last long and when they are out, they will close until the passing of the virus. Liks is still packing and making new flavors.

Our communities always rally together during difficult times, and new web and facebook pages are emerging as we speak. There are many “Kindness Outbreak” pages specific to different corridor areas. It’s all about people helping people.

The mountain chamber organizations are coming together to build a task force to help all the local businesses. This team is connecting to our community with local, state and federal representatives, including Senator Tammy Story, Rep. Lisa Cutter and Daniel Nordberg with the Small Business Association. We are using this data to keep our representatives informed to ensure quick and rapid response for assistance is available to our community. Check the chamber in your area to see how you can help.

And here’s a list of other belly -filling resources brought to you by our mountain schools.

Courtesy of Platte Canyon Schools

JeffCo Schools is offering grab and go breakfast (8-9 a.m.) and lunch (11:30-12:30) for students, distributed at West Jefferson Middle School. You do not have to be a JeffCo student to take advantage of this service. This program runs through March 27.

The Mountain Resource Center has boxes of food available for families, no questions asked. Just call 303-838-7552 to arrange a pick up.

Finally, the Conifer Rotary Club donates food backpacks on a regular basis. LifeBridge Food Pantry, located at 288 Main Street in Bailey, will distribute backpacks from 3-5 p.m. this Friday. LifeBridge is also available for families every Friday 3-5pm as well as Saturdays 9 a.m. - Noon.

We will continue to update PCSD1 families as we receive more information about other potential options.

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