COVID-19 Sacramento Outreach Campaign

Sacramento is a resilient community. It is supportive. It is generous. We've banded together through economic collapses, relocation sagas, and now the COVID-19 crisis.

As the pandemic rages on, food banks are struggling to keep their shelves full. Many individuals have resorted to stockpiling, but some families can't afford to stock their homes with groceries for days at a time, much less weeks.

So, we want to help.

The former Sactown Royalty crew has built The Kings Herald, offering independent coverage of the Sacramento Kings. We're a site built by fans, for fans. But we're also for the Sacramento community as a whole.

This is our home.

So, here's what we're doing.

First, we're launching a donation campaign to raise funds for the Sacramento Food Bank. If you were planning on supporting The Kings Herald through Patreon in the month of April, we're asking that you redirect those funds to folks in need of a helping hand during these trying times. A $1 donation can deliver up to FIVE meals for a disadvantaged family. If you were planning on throwing five bucks our way, that could provide 25 meals for a family suffering from hunger. If you would like to join us in this endeavor, please donate here. (Update as of 5/12/20: The GoFundMe page has concluded after raising $3,125 for the Sacramento Food Bank.  Thank you all for your incredible support!)

In addition to our fundraising drive, we also want to support local businesses that may be struggling during these unprecedented times. We'll be offering several local businesses the opportunity to advertise on Kings Herald for a month for FREE, no long-term commitments. Email us at [email protected] if you're interested.

Finally, with the restaurant industry being one of the hardest hit over the last few weeks, we'll be posting a list of local Sacramento restaurants that are still open for takeout or delivery, as well as publishing regular features on individual eateries that may stir your appetite. Hitting up a mom-and-pop spot could make a significant difference for both the owners and the employees of that establishment, so let's support our local businesses in whatever way, whenever possible.

We're in this together, Sacramento.

Please join us.

Let's be safe.

Let's be strong.

Let's be kind.

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COVID-19 Resources

Health

CDC Guidance

World Health Organization Guidance

Cases in California

Cases in Sacramento County

Cases in Yolo County

Cases in Placer County

Cases in El Dorado County

California State of Emergency

Financial Assistance

IRS tracking tool for coronavirus stimulus check

California unemployment application and instructions

Options for Federal student loan relief

California moratorium on evictions

Tips for avoiding foreclosure

Information regarding mortgage forbearance

Emergency assistance for restaurant workers

Virtual tip jar for restaurant workers

Emergency assistance for Sacramento State students

Employment

Companies Hiring in Sacramento County

Companies Hiring in Placer County

Companies Hiring in Yolo County

Companies Hiring in El Dorado County

Small Business Help

City of Sacramento small business loan program and business hotline

Sacramento County resources for federal and state assistance programs

State of California financial and technical assistance for small businesses

Placer County emergency business resource center

Small Business Administration guidance and loan resources

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Incentive Program

Basic Needs Assistance 

Receive meals, clothing, education and more from the Sacramento Food Bank

Receive meals from the Yolo Food Bank

Receive meals or access the mobile food pantry with the El Dorado Food Bank

Receive meals from the Placer Food Bank

Meal delivery registration for seniors

Request grocery delivery as an at-risk community member

Helping Our Community

Provide meals, clothing, education and more with the Sacramento Food Bank

Provide meals with the Yolo Food Bank

Provide meals and support the mobile food pantry with the El Dorado Food Bank

Provide meals with the Placer Food Bank

Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the American Red Cross

Donate personal protective equipment to Kaiser Permanente

Donate personal protective equipment to Sutter Health

Donate personal protective equipment to UC Davis Health

Donate to a team of local chefs preparing affordable meals for local families

Support a service industry worker through a virtual tip jar

Support restaurant workers with food, childcare, and housing

Support meal delivery for local seniors

Volunteer to deliver meals to local seniors

Shop for or deliver groceries for high-risk community members

Write encouraging notes to chronically ill seniors

Volunteer to deliver groceries to high-risk seniors

Donate an RV to local health care workers