Your Guide to Getting Food During the Lockdown
We’ve put together this guide to help answer frequently asked questions we’ve gotten in the past week about access to food during the state of emergency in Liberia.
Will I be able to get food and groceries?
Yes. In his address to the nation on April 8th, the President of the Republic of Liberia made the following statements:
“Exceptions shall be made for persons who are designated as essential staff ... All such commercial activities are to be closed no later than 3:00 p.m…
Also exempted from these restrictions are: (a) production, distribution, and marketing of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and medicine; ...”
Will Cookshop offer its services during this period?
Yes. Cookshop will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday. On April 10th, Cookshop was granted travel clearance by the COVID-19 Incident Management System, which will allow us to continue to offer much needed food and grocery delivery services during the state of emergency. Through our app and website you can order for delivery from over 50 restaurants and 4 major supermarkets.
Will my favorite restaurants or supermarkets be open?
Maybe. Some vendors will be closed during the state of emergency, while others will be open until the early afternoon, and close in time to allow their staff to travel home safely before the curfew. As you know many businesses are hit hard by the restrictions and are still figuring out how they will continue to operate. We will update our platform as we receive new info from vendors so check our app or website daily for schedules.
What is Cookshop doing to help in the fight against COVID-19?
The Cookshop team has been busy providing hundreds of meals daily to support healthcare workers, public health professionals and individuals in quarantine.
Cookshop has also donated over 8,500 meals as part of our school lunch program. For every 10 orders we get from you, we provide 1 free meal for a school-aged child that needs it. You can learn more at Cookshop.biz/give .
We hope this quick guide covers your immediate questions, please feel free to contact us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will send updates as we receive them.
The Cookshop Team