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Melanie Wong | Apr 18, 202009:00 PM    

A friend needed groceries delivered to Half Moon Bay. I ran across CoastMates Delivery, a grassroots effort that has stepped in to fill that void for coastal residents not served by the usual suspects. In the founders own words:
". . . There is still quite a bit of confusion about our service, so we’d like to take a moment to explain it further:
First and foremost we would like you to know that we are not a large company or big group of people- we are two simple Coastsiders, with two phones, and two cars who are currently coordinating hot food and grocery orders for 150 customers (so please be patient and understanding if our response time is not immediate). We do not have a website, or an app (nor do we have intentions to create either)- 100% of our focus, 7 days a week, from Day 1 of this Shelter in Place order has been focused on helping connect local businesses to local residents for the duration of this strange time.
For the grocery side of our service, please understand that we do NOT make grocery runs to Safeway or New Leaf. This is for the health and safety of ourselves, and our customers. We are also not a CSA program- we do source in-season produce from local farms and greenhouses, but for items not in season or not grown on the Coast we source from a small, local restaurant distributor who has graciously agreed to allow us to order through him. If you are interested in only receiving produce grown hyper-locally here on the Coast, please let us know and we are more than happy to accommodate that request. For hot food deliveries, please look at our list of restaurant partners. We deliver from 11am-8pm, but some of our restaurant partners are not open for the entirety of those hours. Please look up menus and hours for your chosen restaurant before calling to place your order, this will help make things much faster for everyone.
Stay safe and healthy Coastsiders
#coastsidestrong"

Elena Kavadny wrote a nice profile of the business, "What if DoorDash were hyperlocal? CoastMates in Half Moon Bay steps up to the challenge." https://thesixfifty.com/what-if-doord...

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