Gelson’s Extends Hours | Pacific Palisades
Gelson’s has extended its hours to stay open until 9 p.m. in order to make it easier to social distance while shopping. The first hour that the store is open (7-8 a.m.) is still reserved for seniors who are 60 years or older, disabled shoppers and caregivers.
Customers are now able to order online and pick up pre-paid meals the same day at Gelson’s as a part of their newly launched “Kitchen Meals to Go” program. Family meals include beef sirloin tisserie, rotisserie chicken, spicy shrimp and fried chicken with the option of two sides.
“During this national crisis, Gelson’s is continuing to innovate to help families make shopping for good food less stressful, easier and safer for our customers,” said Rob McDougall, president and CEO of Gelson’s, in a statement.
Getty Relief Fund | Pacific Palisades
J. Paul Getty Trust and California Community Foundation have teamed up with a coalition of local artist-endowed foundations to create a Relief Fund for LA County Visual Artists to support the region’s visual artists struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fund will distribute $655,000 to visual artists who represent LA County and have been severely impacted by the current crisis.
The fund was created with CFF endowment funds and by re-purposing the biennial Fellowship for Visual Arts program, which was founded with a gift from the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1998 and additional supporters, including The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, the Sam Francis Foundation, and the Shepard and Amanda Fairey Foundation.
“We’re grateful to the artist-endowed foundations who clearly recognize the unprecedented economic challenges our artists are facing and have joined us in this effort to sustain them,” Joan Weinstein, Getty Foundation director, said in a statement.
The Center for Cultural Innovation—a nonprofit focused on the financial well-being of those in the arts—will administer the fund.
For more information about supporting the fund, contact Stephania Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Reopens for Takeout and Delivery | Palisades Village
Following a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Ribbon Sushi in Palisades Village has reopened and began offering takeout and delivery services on April 29.
The restaurant will be open for dinner service Wednesdays through Sundays from the hours of 4 to 8:30 p.m. Orders can be placed by phone and picked up in-person, or delivered by Postmates, DoorDash or Caviar.
Rustic Canyon Family Raises Funds to Feed Community | Pacific Palisades
The Rustic Canyon Family, which includes restaurants Tallula’s, Rustic Canyon and Sweet Rose Creamery, is accepting donations to help feed people working on the frontlines as well as individuals experiencing homelessness on the Westside.
“We’ve set up this fund as a way to gather and organize donations, so our restaurants can provide free meals to local hospitals and nonprofit organizations supporting those who are homeless and hungry,” according to the website. “100% of the funds raised here go toward the food costs and labor needed to prepare and deliver these meals.”
Organizations that will receive donated meals include Providence Saint John’s Health Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The People Concern, Upward Bound House and St. Joseph Center.
Restaurants in the Rustic Canyon Family are also offering 15% discounts on direct takeout food orders for essential workers, including those working (or recently unemployed) in hospitality.
As the Palisadian-Post went to print Tuesday, more than $12,000 had been raised. To donate, visit rusticcanyonfamily.com/donate-meals.
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