Earlier, we made a post about all of the things that are cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Everyone’s health is VERY important and we want to make sure that the coronavirus doesn’t spread. That being said, it’s okay to be bummed out and frustrated that these events are being cancelled. Over the next few weeks, we can expect some changes in both lifestyle and the community of Bowling Green as a whole. The goal of this blog, is to inform both our visitors and the community of Bowling Green about different services and opportunities that will be available during a time of “self-quarantine” in Bowling Green. The list below is what we know so far (in alphabetical order):
Bowling Green Covenant Church: Will be holding worships and preachings through Facebook live at 10a on Sundays. Click here to go to their Facebook.
Bowling Green Middle School and Crim Elementary: Open from 9a-12p for students to pick up breakfast or lunch. Will also be accepting various donations during this time. Click here to see what they’ll need.
Bowling Green Parks and Recreation: Parks are open.
Brown Bag Food Project: A non-profit food pantry that is open from 5-8p Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Currently doing curbside pick-up for those in need. They are currently in need of toilet paper.
Burger King: Offering two free kids meals with any purchase when you place and order through their app.
Charter Communications/Spectrum: Beginning March 16th for 60 days, they will offer free Spectrum broadband and WiFi access to households that have a K-12 or college student who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new households. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. They will also be opening its WiFi hotspots for public use.
First United Methodist Church: Prayer and encouragement services through Facebook live on Sundays at 10a. Click here to go to their Facebook. Drive-thru food pantry on March 17th and 19th from 6-8p.
Grounds for Thought: Asking for volunteers to help sew masks for the Wood County Hospital. To learn more, click here.
Kabob It: Kids eat free, every day for three weeks. One free kids meal with each adult meal purchased. For more info, click here.
Lunch and Learn: Unconscious Bias presented by Sheila Eason: This program will be via webcast. It is free for Chamber Investors and $10 for non-investors. To register, click here.
Panda Technologies: Allowing students/families to borrow a computer free of charge to do schoolwork. Also asking for old laptop donations. Will also try to get internet to those in need during this time.
Porkbelly BBQ: Providing lunch to children that are enrolled in the free lunch program, Wednesday – Saturday. Dine in or carry out. No additional purchase required.
Thayer Honda: Delivery services for those in need. Call 419-602-0091 for assistance. Click here for more info.
Wood County Park District: All parks are open until 8p, but playgrounds and facilities are closed.
United Way of Wood County: Offering assistance in finding food, paying house bills, finding childcare, and other essential services. Call 211 to speak to someone who can help.
Again we recognize that limiting person-to-person contact is ESSENTIAL to containing COVID-19, but in this time, we should also think about our local businesses. Our small businesses will need your help to weather this storm, especially in lieu of 2 years of construction. If you worry about catching the coronavirus in the future, there is a viral Facebook post that is going around suggesting to buy gift cards where they are available and using them on a later date. Click here for the link to that post. Many restaurants also offer a delivery option and if they don’t you can always check out trEATs BG. A link to their services can be found here. Many businesses (including shops, restaurants, bars, etc.) have posted how they plan to handle the coronavirus situation, so make sure you check out their social media to stay in the know and informed. Long story short, through Bowling Green’s strong and compassionate community we’ll weather this just like we have everything else. We aim to keep this blog as updated as possible so if you notice something is missing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and remember to wash your hands.