Matthew Carrier of Enfield Connecticut has brightened his community by putting together a “Bright Night for Heroes” display in his neighborhood. Carrier decorated his home with lights accompanied by patriotic music to help lift spirits and honor everyone working hard to combat COVID-19.
Beam of light: Cilantro’s Specialty Food & Coffee Roasters in Guilford
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Cilantro’s Specialty Food & Coffee Roasters Turns Coffee Shop into a Grocery Store and Prepares Meals for the Homeless, Guilford, CT.
Cilantro’s Specialty Foods, a local coffee shop in downtown Guilford has remained open for takeout to serve their local customers, but has also expanded efforts to serve the homeless population at New Haven’s Columbus House—a non-profit organization that provides meals to the homeless.
Cindy Wallace, co-owner of Cilantro’s, and her son Austin have turned the usual café portion of the restaurant into a mini-grocery store and are utilizing the kitchen to cook large batches of meals of the Columbus House.
Cilantro’s Specialty Foods & Coffee Roasters is located at 85 Whitfield Street, Guilford CT.
In good times, 850 Degrees Pizza in Ridgefield, CT swears that it “make the best pizza you’ll ever eat!” But during the Covid-19 crisis, it has offered assurances to its community of a very different kind. Under the 850 Degrees #NoOneGoesHungry Campaign, they have told their community, “To all those who have changes in employment or income during this time, we are here to help. NO ONE GOES HUNGRY! If you need help, 850 Degrees Pizza will provide you a free 12" cheese pizza every day until the COVID-19 crisis ends.