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UPDATED 4/1/2020

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Below is a list of links to help you through these trying times. If you have a credible item to add to this list, please email us. Thank you!

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Avon Lake Businesses

Ace Hardware Now offering curb-side pickup.

Avon Lake Animal Clinic Now offering curbside service for technician visits such as nail trims and anal gland expressions and for medication and food pick-ups.

CdK Natural LLC Now offering FREE local delivery, Porch Pickup and shipping for all online orders

CVS Now offering free delivery for prescriptions and everyday essentials.

Element LABS Now offering curbside pick-up for online orders.

Sherwin Williams is open for curbside pickup.

Avon Lake Restaurants

Along with the usual carry-out restaurants, the following Avon Lake restaurants have adjusted their services. If your restaurant qualifies and isn't listed, please email the information to

Big M Deliver and take-out available. You can order through their online delivery system available from 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings Available for take-out only.

Café Melissa Drive thru is open! They will match your 10% discount to help out their servers with online code “server” or take the full 20% off with online code “springbreak.”

Caslon Closed.

China Star Open for take-out.

Closed Quarters Pub Closed.

Dogg House Bar & Grill Open for take-out, check Facebook for their hours.

Fratello’s Restaurant Take-out only available between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Gitta’s Table and Wine Shop Curbside service with updated take-out hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ibiza Mediterranean Restaurant offering take-out orders Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Jake’s on the Lake Open for take-out and curbside service 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. daily. Breakfast will resume once dine-in becomes available again.

Johnny's Boathouse Closed.

Lakeside Nutrition Open for take-out.

Las Cazuelas Mexican Restaurant Offering curb-side pickup.

Legacy Restaurant & Grille Available for take-out Wednesday - Saturday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mark Pi's China Gate Open for take-out only.

Parker’s Grille & Tavern Chef Paul has created a special carryout menu so you can still enjoy some of your favorite dishes.

Salad Kraze Take-out only.

Tailgators Sports Bar Take-out from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Taki’s Greek Kitchen Available for take-out.

Thai Chili Restaurant Closed.

Third Base Bar & Grill Updating Facebook daily with take-out food.

The Kitchen Free delivery and take-out between 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Local Food Assistance

Avon Lake School’s Grab ‘n Go Lunch Program This free pick-up or delivery (if one should not leave their home such as seniors) program is open to all Avon Lake students and to any Avon Lake community member who is in need. It is available 7 days a week. Here are the pick-up locations:

Community Resource Services New procedures in place including a temporary grocery delivery option. Call 440-933-5639 to place your grocery order from home or from your car. Groceries will be placed into a reusable bag. When you arrive at CRS, stay in your car. Call 440-933-5639 and your groceries will be brought to you.

Lorain County Office of Aging Meals on Wheels among other services for Lorain County residents.

Railroad Brewing Company The taproom has been converted into a makeshift Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Available items will be posted daily. Those in need can stop in and help yourself. Any unclaimed items will be donated to a local food bank at the end of this crisis.

Second Harvest All Second Harvest and Partner Charity distributions have moved to a DRIVE-THRU model and will only be distributing FREE boxes of assorted shelf-stable food.

Fountain Bleau's BestSide4WestSide You can buy meals for your loved ones or neighbor in need and have them delivered. Or just donate and we will deliver to people in need who have requested meals. Deliveries will start on Easter day, and currently run for two months, or longer if the need should arise. Our goal is to raise funds for 6,000 meals.

Are you in need of receiving these home style meals? Click Here   Can you buy meals for those in need? Click Here

Businesses with Special Offerings for the Elderly and Vulnerable

Costco On Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., U.S. and Canada Costco locations will temporarily implement special operating hours for members who are 60 and older. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour.

Dollar General Dollar General will dedicate the first hour of every business day to senior shoppers and will close an hour early for cleaning and restocking.

Duet Catering Duet will post their food menu daily and offers free delivery for all orders within their delivery area, which includes Avon Lake. They offer various menus with price points that appeal to all age groups, including those that are older and have specific dietary needs.

Giant Eagle Starting March 23, doors will open at 6 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to accommodate shoppers over 60 years old, have disabilities or who are immune-compromised.

Heinen's The grocery store chain has created a special window between 8 and 9 a.m. every day for seniors or those who may be immunocompromised to shop first.

Target The first hour of shopping every Wednesday will be reserved for “vulnerable guests,” according to a press release from the retail giant. Target stores will also be closing early, at 9 p.m. local time, so employees can clean and restock the stores.

Walmart From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.

Whole Foods Whole Foods Market will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the public.

Relief Assistance

United Way United Way Worldwide has launched a COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to help with bills, rent and food.

Ohio Edison/First Energy still has the suspended disconnect for non-payments until further notice. If customers have trouble paying their bill, they are willing to work with them. Various payment options are available, including:

Reliable Government Updates

Center for Disease Control

Lorain County Board of Elections

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Health

World Health Organization

The Ohio Primary election will be April 28th, mail-in ballots ONLY. Go the the Lorain County Board of Elections to request a mail-in ballot. Once you have requested the ballot it will take about two weeks to receive it.

The income tax deadline for filing and paying has been extended to July 15th. This is for both Federal and State of Ohio filings.

Ninth District of Ohio Representative, Marcy Kaptur has published COVID-19 information and update guide.

Ways You Can Help

American Red Cross There is a severe blood shortage due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Avon Lake Fire Department They have a limited supply of personal protective equipment and are seeking donations of:

If you can help please contact Fire Chief Jeremy Betsa at or call 440-933-8305 or 440-653-6016.

Items Needed:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meats including tuna, chicken, roast beef and turkey
  • SpaghettiOs, ravioli, pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter, jelly, and jam
  • Meals in a can (hearty soup, stew, chili)
  • Cereal, instant oatmeal
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
  • Dinner "helpers" such as rice sides, pasta sides, Hamburger Helper
  • Paper products (i.e., toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies

Please, unexpired items only.

Repurposing Project Find out how your manufacturing company can play an important role in responding to the challenge of COVID-19.

In-home Entertainment

Avon Lake Community Television: ALC-TV Weekly Cable Access Program Lineup Schedule - Current and Past Shows Online

Avon Lake Public Library

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

Cleveland International Film Festival CIFF has compiled a list of films from past CIFFs that are currently available to stream through various platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes. Take a trip down CIFF memory lane, rewatch your favorites, and catch up on the ones you missed. CIFF Streams will offer subscribers access to many of the films slated to be part of the CIFF44 line-up! Details are still falling into place, but full information will be available very soon!

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Join their Virtual Classroom everyday at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook live.

Greater Cleveland Film Commission The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is excited to bring you the GCFC Ultimate Streaming Guide, curated with educational as well as entertaining content that can be streamed to your tv, computer or favorite mobile device.

Library of Congress the Library of Congress is collaborating with Captain Underpants, Dog Breath, and Kat Kong (just to name a few of his characters) author and illustrator, Dav Pilkey, to create weekly videos for kids (and adults!) who might want to try their hand at drawing while we’re social distancing at home.

National WWII Museum The Museum is committed to serving students and teachers who are now conducting school online.

Open Culture Free cultural and educational media on the internet.

Travel and Leisure 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take from your couch.




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