9. Shop locally. When shopping at local businesses, your dollars directly support the community including neighbors who own or work for local businesses. Plus, there’s a good change you’ll bump into someone who lives nearby. Even if you just wave hello from the check-out line, quick interactions can help foster a sense of community.
5. Start a Little Free Library. You may have seen these pop-up libraries where neighbors can borrow or swap books from a little covered booth. Each one is registered online through: https://littlefreelibrary.org/. You can check if there’s one in your neighborhood already by plugging your zip code into the map feature on their website. Lately, some Little Free Libraries have been stocked by neighbors with basic household supplies such as canned goods, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial soap for those in need.