I know it's gross/proprietary/famous for racism, but nextdoor is rolling out some features to help neighborhoods look out for each other, and there are actually vulnerable old ppl on there so it might be helpful https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/18/21184845/nextdoor-coronavirus-help-map-grocery-shopping-check-in-local-neighbors-social-network
No one remembers Meals On Wheels
2) does exactly what people propose a non-profit community-based food delivery service should
3) was gutted by the current administration because a lot of their funding was federal
4) is exactly what we need right now
5) does not need reinventing from first principles
fuck UBI tbh, shove money at all of these programs:
the thesis that means testing hurts more than it helps is plausible and deserves more research, but this is a crisis and we already KNOW FOOD STAMPS WORK. we KNOW WELFARE PAYMENTS WORK. we KNOW HOUSING ASSISTANCE WORKS.