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  • Resources during COVID-19 outbreak

    Dear Members, 
     
    Bay Area Prabasi is committed to keeping our community members safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. With current shelter in place orders and requests to not leave your home unless absolutely required, we have been working relentlessly to support our community and members.

    Bay Area Prabasi launches support hotline to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
    If you have questions or need support with any urgent need please call us at

    1-833-BENGALI (1-833-236-4254) and press option 1.

    We are currently offering assistance in the following areas -

    • Online grocery shopping
    • Maintenance medication refill for overseas guests in US
    • Travel information
    • Information on Covid testing centers in California
    • Urgent supply of hand soaps, paper towels and bath tissues

    Grocery on The Wheels will offer a 50% delivery cost reduction to all Bay Area Prabasi members and will have some prioritization in terms of delivery. 

    The refund process will require the buyer to send out an email to the following email addresses after the purchase receipt is generated from the website: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the invoice# and name; A refund will be processed afterward from the system.

    Bay Area Prabasi will also look into the escalations in terms of an urgent need for the members. The tri-valley (Pleasanton-Dublin-San Ramon) delivery schedule (once a week) will also improve over next week, and we are promised to have the delivery every day if possible going forward. https://www.groceryonwheels.org/how-it-works

    Online delivery from The Meat Corner

    As promised in our last communication, Sunnyvale based The Meat Corner will now deliver fresh fish and meat at your doorstep. You can check the complete list of delivery zip codes on their website.

    Meatcorner will also give our members a discount of $10 on orders larger than $100 with Promo code - PRABASIINTRO. This offer is valid till 04/15/2020. They are also prioritizing home delivery for Bay Area Prabasi members.

     
    Maintenance medication prescription

     We understand that overseas guests may need to extend their stay during the travel measures in place and in case they are running out of maintenance medication, please reach out to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your request as we are working with a group of medical providers who may be able to call into pharmacies with medication requests.

    We are also getting supplies of N95 masks for our healthcare professionals and working on creating hygiene kits for the homeless people and dropping it off to the shelters. If you are interested in donating towards the supplies for healthcare workers and/or hygiene kits, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or donate through paypal using this link. DONATE

    All of us together can help our community during this crisis..

     

    Traveling to India: 
    If you need information about a travel advisory issued by Govt of India regarding traveling to India, please reach out to the Indian embassy’s 24/7 hotline in one of the numbers listed.

     

     
    Also, please don’t hesitate to contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need assistance. Your health and well being is our top priority.