When times get tough, Memphis stays together in spirit and soul. For people, businesses, and organizations that need help, we’ve put together a guide of resources for our city’s COVID-19 response.

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I Love Memphis will continue to share good news, helpful information, and Memphis stories—from at least six feet away. So stay tuned. Here is a list of Memphis Coronavirus and Community Resource guides :

Memphis Coronavirus Updates and General Information

Memphis Community Resources

This guide contains links and resources for Relief Funds and Economic Assistance, Food Assistance, Business Resources, and How You Can Help. Whether you are needing assistance or want to give back, this guide has all the handy links.

For Laid-Off Hourly Workers In the Hospitality Industry: Welcome to Memphis grants – apply here by April 6 to enter the lottery.

For Small Business Owners: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans at sba.gov/disaster

For Locals In Need: Community Foundation Mid-South COVID-19 Response Fund at cfgm.com

For Musicians Out Of Work: Music Export Memphis COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund at GetLiveMemphis.com/Give and specifically blues musicians: https://blues.org/covid-19-fund/.

For Food Industry Workers: Edible Memphis Assistance Relief Fund at gofundme.com/f/memphisfoodworkers

For Servers and Bartenders: Memphis Virtual Tip Jar at tidymemphis.com 

For more details about the above listed relief funds and more, go here.

Food Assistance

The Mid-South Food Bank is packing up hundreds of boxes to help families and seniors who may be staying at home amid coronavirus concerns. The food bank preparing 250 boxes, weighing more than 30 pounds each to supplement what people may have at home for about 14 days.

Memphis Restaurant Takeout & Delivery Guide

Our local restaurants, bars, breweries, and spirits shops need our support more than ever. Even though dining rooms are closed, most restaurants—even ones you don’t normally think of as doing take-out!—are offering take-out, to-go ordering, curbside pickup, delivery, call ahead ordering, and yes, even beer, wine, and liquor drinks in sealed to-go containers. The takeout guide is a running list that we are adding to and updating all the time. Check it out, order some food and drinks, and be sure to tip well!

Memphis Virtual Experiences

Even though the coronavirus pandemic response has cancelled our gatherings, creative Memphians have found ways to safely enjoy our city through virtual events and the donations that make them possible. The Memphis Virtual Experiences guide is a list of ongoing and one-time virtual events to keep you connected while social distancing.

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