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Five Ways to Support Kansas City Right Now

These five ideas can help you support local Kansas City institutions while still maintaining social distancing, from area restaurants and coffee shops to museums and retailers.

No matter what you do to help, it will absolutely make a difference—and keep our community strong.

Food Delivery and Curbside Pickup

Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room | @atasteofkoko

Many of Kansas City’s restaurants remain in business, employing even more diligent sanitation practices than usual. And while group gatherings of 10 or more are currently restricted in Kansas City, you can still order via delivery or pick up to-go packages for your favorite dishes and coffee drinks from a variety of establishments.

Creative kitchens have tweaked their menus to be more drive-up- and delivery-friendly. Likewise, cafes remain home base for caffeination—you just can’t linger any longer, at least for now. Utilize for comprehensive updates, or consult directly with restaurants and coffee shops regarding their updated menus, delivery options and pickup instructions.

Purchase Gift Cards

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Hotels or restaurants, boutiques or attractions, one of the simplest ways we can support our community is by purchasing gift cards for future use. Use Yelp's convenient resource for a dynamic listing of area restaurants offering gift cards.

Consider it preplanning for an upcoming trip or staycation—instead of canceling your trip, you’re simply pushing it back a few weeks. Not only are you supporting our community in the moment, but you’re promising to support it in the future as well.

Digital Attractions Experiences

National WWI Museum and Memorial

Explore centuries of artistic expression by taking a virtual tour of compelling galleries at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Peruse the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s digital collections for a look at the conflict that shaped modern history.

Other nearby institutions may offer online assets to learn about local, regional and national culture. Visit their websites to learn more.

Support Local Retailers by Shopping Online

Country Club Plaza | David Arbogast
David Arbogast

In the digital age, retail shopping is just as familiar for most people as the in-person experience. Find locally made, KC-themed apparel with help from Made in Kansas City and other online shops.

Made in Kansas City champions regional makers by stocking jewelry, candles, apparel, art and more, meaning no matter what you buy, you’re helping someone in the community. And while you’re sure to have an extensive supply of Chiefs championship gear, it never hurts to look again in case you missed something.

Locate other retailers in the region to show your support.

Visit Kansas City’s Urban Parks

Loose Park

Between Swope Park, Loose Park and plenty of regional parks, Kansas City is rich with urban outdoor spaces.

If you’re a dog-owner on a walk or someone simply in search of a breath of fresh air, make a quick trip to any of these hiking spots to stretch your legs before you return home. Even better, with ample room to play, you can maintain your social distancing if others are in the area.

Additional Coronavirus Resources

Downtown Kansas City

To learn more about how you can help the local community, and for updates regarding COVID-19 in the Kansas City region, go to