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The best way to support local is by buying local.

Shopping local is always important, but your favorite local businesses are especially vulnerable to the changing habits of social distancing. Keep reading for some ways to support local.

Food and drinks

You can still patronize your local restaurants by ordering delivery or take out, and you can stock up on essentials from local producers.

Books and games

If you’re going to be in self-isolation for a while, you might as well read a new book, play a new game, or learn a new craft. Luckily, there’s plenty of local business owners ready to help you out – and in turn, you’ll help them stay afloat

Art and crafts

Gift cards

You can also support local by buying gift cards to use in the future. As Josh Cook of Porter Square Books tweeted, “Think of this as a no-interest loan that will give the store income when they need it, that you collect on later.” 

Everything else

You can have almost anything delivered to your house through Localisity, but instead of supporting a megacorporation, you’re buying from a local business.

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