We created this page as a community resource for Cape Codders who are being impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. During these uncertain times, we as a community need to step up and help each other in big ways and small, and reassure each other that it is going to be okay.
Please note, this is not a resource for health-related issues. Please refer to the following websites for that information:
For local business, nonprofit and family and individual resources, visit:
How Cape Businesses are Helping
While this situation is and will continue to impact our region, local businesses and individuals are doing their part to give back to the community. When this situation resolves itself, please do your part to support these businesses in any way that you can.
Please note, this is not an all-inclusive list. If you know a business or own a business that is assisting in any way, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be updating this page on a regular basis.
CapeSpace – We are offering $5 day passes to commuters and use of our web conferencing and teleconferencing tools free or at nominal cost. Thanks to our friends at OpenCape we are offering increased bandwidth to accommodate higher volume of those who need reliable remote connectivity for remote sessions. Call for information 508-202-1680.
Rick Pinney of Cape Cod Office Consultants is offering a 50 percent discount to CapeSpace and Mashpee Chamber of Commerce members for remote computer support. Click this link or email Rick at email@example.com for more details.
Anytime Fitness (Falmouth) – Want to stay in shape? You’re in luck. Kristen Black of Anytime Fitness in Falmouth is leading free online workouts for anyone wanting to get in a good workout during this time. Click this link to join the Facebook group.
On Course Training & Fitness (Mashpee) – Fitness trainer Cheryl Rogers wants you to stay fit and in good spirits during this time. Join her for free, live workouts on her Facebook page here.
Barnstable Public Schools – Monday through Friday, families with children 18 years or younger can pick up a free breakfast and lunch, 10 am – 1 pm. All children are welcome, regardless of town of residence or school attended, as part of this “Grab and Go” program.
Pick-up locations include: Barnstable Intermediate School at 895 Falmouth Road in Hyannis; Barnstable United Elementary School at 730 Osterville-W. Barnstable Road in Marstons Mills; Hyannis West Elementary School at 549 West Main Street; and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center at 14 Basset Lane.
Starting, March 20, they are now dropping off food at various locations and times (see photo above) to make it more convenient for families with children.
Barnstable Council on Aging – To meet the needs of older adults at this time, the Barnstable Council on Aging has started a Grab & Go breakfast and lunch for Barnstable residents over the age of 60.
The program will start on Monday, March 23 with meals distributed curbside from the front entrance of the Barnstable Adult Community Center at 825 Falmouth Road in Hyannis.
Seniors who are homebound or are in need of a home-delivered meal should contact Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands at 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630. Click this link for more details.
Cape Cod Bagel (Falmouth) – They have kindly offered to assist families, as much as they can, by providing breakfast or lunch for those in need. This offer also extends to any sick or elderly residents. Message them via Facebook here.
Dolphin Drive Thru (Dennis/Yarmouth) – Schools in the Dennis-Yarmouth School District will be preparing breakfast and lunch to assist families impacted by the school closures.
Here’s how it works. Go to any school in the district, from 11 am to 1 pm. Drive up to the main entrance and stay in your car. Tell the food service worker how many children you have. They will hand you a breakfast and lunch bag for each student/child.
You do not have to qualify for a free or reduced-priced lunch to participate.
The Fox and Crow Café (Wellfleet) – Starting March 16, families of students can pick up a free breakfast (egg sandwich, potato pancake, and fresh fruit), 7-8 am. Bruce and Nancy Bierhans as well as Trudy Vermehren have organized this Meals for Students Program along with Scott Beswick from The Fox and Crow Café.
They are accepting donations here to offset the cost of the food and preparing the meals, estimating that every $50 will fund 17 breakfasts.
Jack In The Beanstalk (Falmouth) – They are giving away a free cider donut to each customer who shops there during this time.
Marshland Restaurants & Bakery (Sandwich/Plymouth) – During the hiatus, Marshland is providing meals for pick-up at their two Sandwich locations and one Plymouth location at a reduced price ($2.50 for breakfast / $3.00 for lunch) as part of their new #SandwichFeeds program.
Marshland is accepting donations of vouchers to cover the cost of these meals. Online gift cards can be purchased at www.marshlandrestaurants.com and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put #SandwichFeeds in the memo portion of these online gift cards. Any unused cards will be given to the Sandwich and Plymouth school systems.
Email email@example.com for more info.
Mashpee Public Schools – A free Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch is available, Monday through Friday, from 11 am to 1 pm, at the Quashnet School at 150 Old Barnstable Road.
Monomoy Regional School District – Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon, Monomoy Regional Middle School at 425 Crowell Road in Chatham and Monomoy High School at 75 Oak Street in Harwich are offering grab-and-go breakfast and lunch.
Nauset Public Schools (Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet) – The following schools are offering free breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 1 pm: Stony Brook Elementary at 364 Underpass Road in Brewster; Orleans Elementary at 46 Eldredge Park Way; Eastham Elementary at 200 Schoolhouse Road; and Wellfleet Elementary at 100 Lawrence Road in Wellfleet.
Quahog Republic (Falmouth and New Bedford) – They are offering a $5 gift card for all orders over $20.
For all healthcare personnel and first responders, the Quahog Republic is discounting all orders by 25%.
Anyone who purchases a gift card online (www.quahogrepublic.com) will receive a 10% discount. Click this link for additional discounts on merchandise.
Seafood Sam’s (Falmouth) – If you’re a family whose child depends on free or reduced lunch and you’re looking for food during this time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-274-2349
UPDATE (March 18, 2020): All healthcare workers and first responders who are working during this crisis will receive 50% off their order during this time. Just show your credentials to staff. Call ahead ordering is available at 508-540-7877. You can also order online at https://www.toasttab.com/seafood-sam-s-falmouth/v3#!/order.
Truro – Food distribution will occur every Tuesday, 10 am to noon, at Truro Central School at 317 Route 6 in Truro. Please call 508-487-1558, ext. 103 to reserve your bag. Leave your family name, number of children, allergies and/or dietary restrictions as well as address for delivery, if necessary. Delivery is available only in Truro.
Annie Hart Cool (Falmouth) – A registered Justice of the Peace, she is willing to work with couples whose wedding nuptials are being impacted as a result of the pandemic. She is offering this service as a gift. Why? “I know how much money has been lost on your wedding,” she wrote.
Contact Annie at email@example.com to move forward with your wedding. Best of luck in your marriage, from your friends at CapeSpace. If you can survive this, you can survive anything!
Jute Marketing (Cape Cod) – Owner Janet Morgenstern Passani has offered to provide mini-marketing sessions for local food and healthy lifestyle brands to generate ideas for increasing their visibility. Click this link for Jute’s website or contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D’s Home Again (Falmouth) – The East Falmouth consignment shop has generously offered to assist residents, who are quarantined or worried about going out, by doing your shopping for you or picking up your prescriptions. Contact them at 508-540-2156 for more info.
Small Business Support (Loans)
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Governor Charlie Baker are working closely with the Small Business Administration to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to provide assistance to eligible businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. If you’re an affected business or nonprofit, click this link to download the form and follow the instructions to submit it.
Tech Support (For Restaurants)
Quantum Analytica – Russ Wilcox, CEO of the Mashpee-based Quantum Analytica, is offering pro bono support to restaurants seeking assistance transitioning their website to be able to offer an online ordering platform. Click here to contact Russ.