Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced. There is a statewide mandate for face masks and social distancing.
Due to the ongoing financial strain caused by COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to support local businesses. Many of the businesses hit hardest by the pandemic are hospitality industry businesses including hotels, restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions. While some restaurants remain open for delivery and curbside pickup, others have temporarily closed in an effort to help “flatten the curve” (see a regularly-updated list of restaurant closures and changes here). Please support local restaurants when ordering curbside pickup or delivery!
There are a number of easy, fun ways to safely support small and locally owned businesses in Shreveport-Bossier by shopping online. They include:
Support United Way of Northwest Louisiana's United for NWLA Fund for Hospitality Workers
United Way of Northwest Louisiana—in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, Shreveport-Bossier Attractions Association, and Shreveport-Bossier Hotel and Lodging Association—has established a fund to financially assist staff members in the tourism industry who have been affected by COVID-19. Tourism industry businesses include restaurants, attractions, casinos, hotels, and more. To donate to this fund: Visit this website and be sure to check "Yes" when asked if your contribution is designated for the hospitality fund.
Support 318 Eats
318 Eats is a grassroots effort that uses donated funds to purchase meals from local restaurants for delivery to healthcare workers, first responders, and senior citizens.
Join the American Rose Society
Help sustain one of Shreveport-Bossier’s most beloved attractions, the American Rose Center, while receiving American Rose magazine and much more.
Order Ben’s Body Basics Online
Locally-made, all-natural Ben’s Body Basics products may be ordered online for home delivery.
Purchase online gift cards from more than 30 local businesses.
The Chocolate Crocodile
Order locally made specialty chocolates, fudge and more.
Order Man Made Soap Online
Made in Bossier City, LA, Man Made Soap offers a range of great-smelling soaps, lotions, bath salts, and more.
Purchase “Bar Bonds” to Noble Savage Tavern
A long-running gastropub in downtown Shreveport is rewarding supporters of its GoFundMe campaign with “bumped up” gift certificates.
Order Pasture-Raised Pork and Poultry From Mahaffey Farms
One of Shreveport-Bossier’s thriving family farms delivers pasture-raised meats and organic groceries.
Order Local Meats and Produce From The Roaming Butcher
The Roaming Butcher delivers outstanding beef, pork, eggs, and more.
Order Rhino Coffee Online
Locally roasted Rhino Coffee may be purchased online for home delivery.
Purchase a Robinson Film Center Membership
Get discounts on movies, popcorn and meals while supporting this downtown Shreveport favorite.
Join Sci-Port Discovery Center
One of Shreveport-Bossier’s most popular attractions relies on members for much-needed funds.
Donate to The Strand Theatre
The Official State Theatre of Louisiana depends upon its members for operating funds.
Whisk Dessert Bar’s PinPals
Ship chef-created sweets anywhere in the U.S. from Shreveport-Bossier!
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