So much is happening in Faribault right now. There are lots of way to support local business, as well as ways local business is supporting the community. Below is an incomplete list of some of the things going on in Faribault during the pandemic!
  1. Fareway Grocery Store in Faribault provided Fareway gift cards to local, small business owners. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue supporting our local businesses!
  2. At Jennie-O Turkey store in Faribault, we understand the importance of being a good steward to our employees and our local community. In these unique times we have been looking for ways to show our employees the appreciation they deserve while helping local businesses. Some ways in which we have done this is by providing our team with a meal on a weekly basis. To date, we have served our 800 plant employees meals from: KFC, Arby’s, Gran Plaza, Southern China and Crack of Dawn Bakehouse. We will continue to seek out ways in which we can help! We have also contributed $10,000 to St. Vincent De Paul to support their efforts in the community.
  3. 10,000 Drops Craft Distillery, in partnership with Ace Hardware and the Faribault Chamber have made over 100 gallons of hand sanitizer to first responders, health professionals, and assisted care living centers, and daycares  in our community! More is being made.
  4. Ace Hardware donated over 300 masks taco community members.
  5. LuAnne Heyer of Annie Bell Creations has sewn and donated hundreds of masks
  6. Glass Garden Beads is offering online bead workshops - email for info
  7. Zensational is offering Reiki healing and messages from spirit  on Facebook live and also psychic phone/video readings and virtual classes
  8. Fleur De Lis Gallery is now shop-able on Facebook
  9. Almost every single restaurant has adapted to curbside/delivery/ take out, many getting apps that customers can use to order. The Channel Inn and Signature Bar & Grill being two examples of places with an ordering app for customer convenience.
  10. The Faribault Diversity Coalition donated hundreds of books to students in Faribault who are distance learning right now, and it proving thousands of dollars worth of hot spots to area students to ensure they are able to access their schooling.
  11. Faribault Woolen Mills and the Minnesota Twins are partnering to make masks out of Homer Hankies