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How You Can Support Local Businesses During The COVID-19 Pandemic

April 07, 2020

Support Local Birmingham Small Businesses During COVID-19
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Now more than ever, our community small business owners need our support during these challenging times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A lot of wonderful initiatives have been created in an effort to do just that, so we decided to round them up! Together we will come out of this stronger.

Ways You Can Support Local Businesses

  • Buy gift cards to local businesses to use when things clear up
  • Order delivery or curbside pick for meals, cocktails, and even plants!
  • Write good reviews on their social media pages, Google, and Yelp
  • Follow, share, repost, and retweet the content on their social media pages
  • Reschedule, don’t cancel any events you may have had on the calendar
  • Tip generously when you can
  • Challenge your friends
  • Ask how you can help

Initiatives Supporting Local Birmingham Businesses


Organized by Birmingham Originals and Birmingham Restaurant Week, BhamNomNom serves as a hub to order takeout, buy gift cards, get swag and/or donate via restaurant’s Venmo or GoFundMe pages.

Bham Now Local Business Guide

Bham Now has created a guide to local businesses still operating under modified conditions during this time. Narrow down your search by business category and services offered.

Bham Restaurant Quarantine Facebook Group

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A place for local restaurants and food establishments to post their quarantine details. When they are open, how they are serving, etc. Help the public find places to support. 

BHM Cares

Donate to participating restaurants to have hot meals delivered to Birmingham healtchare workers. 

Birmingham Strong Fund

Donate to the Birmingham Strong Fund to help struggling small businesses receive grants and resources during this unprecedented time.

Frontline Foods Alabama

Feed our local healthcare heroes and support Alabama restaurants simultaneously. 

Instagift Birmingham

Purchase gift cards to local Birmingham businesses. Many are offering discounted rates at this time.

Local Distancing

Buy gift cards to local Birmingham businesses and save them to use once things clear up or give them as gifts.

Pepper Place Drive-Thru Market

Support local farmers and businesses by pre-ordering fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods and plan to pick them up at a scheduled time.

Rally for Restaurants

Support your local restaurant and order takeout, buy a gift card, or rally your government officials to take action so local restaurants have a chance to survive.

The Battery Rocks

Support tenants at The Battery in downtown Birmingham by purchasing gift cards. Proceeds will go directly towards their rent for the next four months.

Did we miss something? Please let us know by emailing Stephanie Hill at

For more resources regarding small businesses and COVID-19, check out our “COVID-19 Small Business Funding Programs & Resources” article here.


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