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Community Support: International House Davis Launches Covid-19 Resources

Internations House Davis, Photo c/o UC Davis

International House Davis (I-House), in collaboration with community members and moderators of the Covid-19 Yolo Community Response Facebook Group, has launched a Covid-19 Community Survey to assess local and regional resource gaps, gather and share information, and bring us together (virtually) to take care of one another and flatten the curve.

First, take the community survey:

Please complete their community survey as a first step in assessing the immediate needs of our community and identifying opportunities to help each other. Please fill out the survey here o complételo en español aquí. 

I-House hopes to use the survey to inform an online community forum, establish follow-up communication, deliver assistance, and create valuable and supportive virtual programming. Please be sure to include your email address so they can let you know about further actions and send you important information. 

I-House has also compiled a Covid-19 Resource and Information List:

This is a general list of resources to help community members navigate information regarding Covid-19. Thank you to the moderators and members of the Covid-19 Community Response group that have contributed to this effort and continue to support and serve our community through this crisis. Please email if you have other resources to add to the list or if you find any errors.

If you need food and supplies

Yolo Food Bank: free home delivery of food to low-income seniors and other vulnerable residents during Covid-19 beginning Monday March 16th. Distribution sites also available. 

The Recipient Data Entry Form – please fill this out if you are in need of Yolo Food Bank services can get assistance.

STEAC: Short Term Emergency Aid – immediate food and supplies. 

Davis Community Meals

Farm Fresh to You: donating boxes of produce to people in need 

UC Davis Food Pantry: food for UC Davis students with student IDs

Upper Crust Bakery: No contact delivery

College Cab: free food and grocery delivery to seniors.

Unemployment/Workforce Information

VIRTUAL EVENT Friday March 20th 5:30 -7 pm: Addressing Financial Hardship in the Time of Corona Virus. Register Here.

UFCW 8 Resource Guide

California Labor Department

CA Employment Development Department – information for employees, self-employed and employers

Freelance Artist Resources

Americans for the Arts Resources

Tips for loss of income

Rent/Utility Assistance

Governor Newsom’s Executive Order to protect renters and homeowners

Funding And Loans

Small Business Association Disaster Loan for Covid-19

United Way Sacramento Covid-19 Local Relief Fund: collecting donations to be distributed to local non-profit orgs providing essential services 

Golden One Emergency relief for community members

The Creator Fund: Creative entrepreneurs can apply for $500 to cover expenses.

School Closures/Childcare

School closure:

School meals: 

DAVIS:school breakfast and lunch will be served: DJUSD will continue to provide meals to students during school closures. Beginning on Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3, breakfast and lunch service for students Monday through Friday will occur across the District at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary, Harper Junior High, Davis Senior High and Patwin Elementary from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Meal packages will include lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next morning. Updates will be posted at the Student Nutrition Services website. Adults can pick up a meal for a child, IDs will not be checked, any child will get a meal. 

In Davis, Willet CDC will be open from 7 am – 6 pm starting March 17th for families with “absolute need.”

YMCA Emergency Childcare

How can I help? 

For those that have the financial capacity, cash donations are the most helpful for STEAC, the Food Bank and other non-profit organizations that are on the front lines. Please consider donating funds.

Yolo Food bank – home deliveries: Yolo Food Bank is proud to be in partnership with the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, and needs volunteers for these home deliveries. To step up, please send an email with contact information and the city in which you reside to 

The Volunteer Data entry Form. If you are willing to help distribute food (or eventually do other tasks), please fill out this form. 

Buy gift cards at local businesses to help sustain them through this crisis 

Check in on neighbors – text, call, knock on doors but keep a safe distance

Offer to run errands for people in need, and leave supplies on doorsteps. 

STEAC: Short Term Emergency Aid – volunteer opportunities

Travel Information

Education Resources

Free Online educational Subscriptions

Another site for free online educational subscriptions

English Grammar Checker

Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 global statistics

Davis Media Access: Covid-19 Community report Tues and Friday 12-12:30pm

City of Sacramento Covid-19 resources

Raceforward: Statement on Corona Virus and its impact on communities of color

Sirius XM Free Corona Virus Info 

Thank you to the International House Davis for providing this resource to The Dirt. We will continue to update this information. Please email if you have other resources to add to the list or if you find any errors.

And a message from The Dirt: International House Davis (I-House) connects people, experiences, and perspectives within a global framework. They strive to provide meaningful engagement with our region’s diverse communities and the broader world through collaborative programs that are inclusive and accessible. Founded in 1981, I-House is an independent 501(c)3. If you are in a position to donate or to become a member, consider supporting this valuable community resource.

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