Local businesses in the Spring and Klein community are stepping up to show support for the first responders and health care workers who are putting themselves at risk to serve others during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Foxfire Candle Works, a make-your-own candle shop located in Vintage Park, is currently accepting nominations for first responders and health care workers to send make-at-home candle kits to. Nominations can be emailed to [email protected] and should include the person’s name, address, occupation and why they deserve a thank you, as well as some of his or her favorite scents.

Whitmeyer’s Distilling Co., located off Hollister Road, shutdown whiskey, vodka and gin production and began producing hand sanitizer in late March. The distillery donated 6,100 gallons of distillery-made hand sanitizer to Texas Children’s Hospital on April 2 via trucks provided by Harris County Precinct 4.

The distillery will continue to distribute free 32-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., until further notice, and hand sanitizer is limited to one bottle per household. Organizations interested in purchasing hand sanitizer in bulk quantities are encouraged to email [email protected] for further information.

Lasagna House, a locally owned Italian restaurant located on FM 1960, provided food for local health care workers, Ponderosa Fire Department and Spring Fire Department through its “gift a meal” program. For more information about how to gift a meal, email Lasagna House-1960 owner Matt Vernon at [email protected].

Adriatic Cafe Italian Grill, which has locations in Tomball, Cy-Fair and Spring, provided meals for Klein Fire Department and health care workers at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.

To support those in the service industry, Southern Yankee Beer Co., a local craft brewery, and its sister pizzeria, SoYank Pizza, are offering a free cheese or pepperoni pizza to anyone in the service industry who has been laid off due to the coronavirus crisis; pizzas are limited one per person.

Future tenant of CityPlace at Springwoods Village, Common Bond Cafe and Bakery, is giving back to health care personnel by collaborating with nonprofit, Feed the Front Line.

2 Guys 1 Pit BBQ, located on Spring Cypress Road, provided food for the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office and has also launched an adopt-a-nurse and adopt-a-doctor program, through which 100% of donations will go toward providing food for local health care workers.

Editor's note: Do you know of a local business that is stepping up to support those in need during the coronavirus pandemic? Let us know by emailing [email protected].