Economic Development Resources for the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19
As businesses and the local economy are hit hard by the virus and its effects, here are some federal, state, and local resources that provide guidance as well as examples of what communities are doing to help their local businesses.

In partnership with  Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s Office, State Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey, City of Palmdale, City of Lancaster, Palmdale Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce, AV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, AV Black Chamber of Commerce and the Antelope Valley Board of Trade we created a Business Resilience Toolkit 3-30-20 to help businesses in the Antelope Valley

Below are Business Resources that will be helpful as you work in your community:

Employer & Employee Resources:

Loans & Financial Assistance:

Unique local loan programs are shown below in “Example of Local Business Assistance and Programs”

Examples of Local Business Assistance and Programs:

Local and County Information and Resources

Antelope Valley Transit Authority Updates:

State of California Information:

Public Health Information:

We continue to closely monitor this situation and will notify you of any other resources and important information to help you support your local economy.

 

Food: 

Governor Newsom Deploys California National Guard to Help Distribute Food at Food Banks and Protect California’s Most Vulnerable

Multiple local businesses and organizations are offering temporary* meals and special shopping hours for our seniors and general public. *Some of these services are ongoing. This page will be continually updated as more information is received. Check back often.

Costco Wholesale: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. (members over the age of 60 and those with physical disabilities)

Target Stores: Wednesdays, 8 a.m. (seniors and those with underlying health concerns)

Stater Brothers: Daily, 7:30-8 a.m. (seniors)

30th West & Avenue L, 20th East & Avenue J.

The Whole Wheatery: Daily, 8-9 a.m. (seniors and vulnerable parties, i.e. immunocompromised)

Vallarta Supermarkets: Daily, 7- 8 a.m. (65+ years old, pregnant women, and those with disabilities)

20th Street & Avenue I, 10th Street East & Avenue K

Albertson’s: Monday – Friday, 7-9 a.m. (seniors)

Avenue K &  20th Street West

Superior: Daily, 7-8 a.m. (seniors, disabled, and pregnant woman)

10th Street East & Avenue J

Vons: Monday – Friday, 7-9 a.m. (seniors)

40th Street & Avenue L

Food 4 Less “Knock to Shop” service where employees will shop goods for seniors

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Spanish

Antelope Valley Partners for Health will have boxed lunches available on the following dates: 4/20, 5/18 and 6/15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. First come, first served. They will also be hosting a food pantry on 4/10, also first come, first served.

The Lancaster Senior Center‘s meal service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday has been temporarily suspended but will have drive-thru options available for persons already registered. Please reach out to them with questions.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank offers meals regularly at the following locations:
The Salvation Army Antelope Valley Corps – Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. for any age and on the first Monday of every month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for seniors only

Grace Resources – Residents need to arrive to the Resource Center by 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by 10 a.m. on Wednesday (Spanish speaking residents)

Local School Aged Children Meal Programs

Burger King to Give Away Kid’s Meals as U.S. Schools Shut Down

Dollar General, others to dedicate first hour of shopping day to senior shoppers

 

Click here to view the most current list of restaurants provided by the City of Lancaster

Since not all restaurants may offer delivery, we have included a list of third-party delivery services that work with most local restaurants.

DoorDash
GrubHub
Postmates
Uber Eats
BeyondMenu
Bite Squad
Caviar
Deliveroo
delivery.com
EatStreet
Favor
Seamless
SkipTheDishes
Waitr
Zomato