Common Grounds provides food for locals

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The US Foods truck delivers much needed supplies to Common Grounds’ new grocery ordering event held several times a week. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
As the coronavirus spreads and causes social and financial disruption in the mountain communities, it also has inspired some creative solutions that local organizations are implementing to help the transition. On Thursday, March 19, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered California’s 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely, not to venture out except for essential trips, such as travel to grocery stores, fueling stations, food banks, convenience stores, some restaurants and banks, among others. Many people in the Valley were suddenly finding themselves unemployed due to the closing of nonessential businesses or unwilling or unable to risk trips down the mountain to the grocery stores there. Food shortages also caused local residents to experience a severe disadvantage. [caption id="
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