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RAD card users can get up to $200 match for buying at participants
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Starting today, adding $200 to your RAD Card account means that San Joaquin County will match the deposit as way to provide an economic stimulus to participating businesses.

Building off the success of the Downtown Modesto Partnership’s program, San Joaquin County came onboard with the program and began promoting businesses on the north of the Stanislaus River as a way to help small businesses recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And the results were so impactful that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $2 million worth of American Rescue Plan Act funds to extend the life of the program. The action extends the matching deposits longer so that more residents can stretch their dollar even further while businesses are made whole for participating.

Participating Lathrop businesses include Amici Sushi, Café Platano Bar and Grill, Round Table Pizza, Denise’s Farmers Market, Migliore Motorworks, Divine Nails and Spa, and The Doghouse, while participating businesses in Manteca include MasaLatina Latin American Kitchen, Round Table Pizza, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Jack’s Pizza Bar, Sourdough and Co., Royal T Café, the Nested Owl, and Leonard Photography.

Two dozen businesses in Ripon including Ede’s Taco Shop, My Garden Café, Togo’s, Smallcakes, Klean Eatz Market and Bakery, Coit and Studio, Studio Joy, Ripon Jewelers, and Main Street Floral – among others – are also participating.

For a full list of participating businesses visit the organization’s website at The app can be downloaded onto cell phones from either the Apple or the Android App Stores, and money can securely loaded onto the app to be used at participating businesses with a 100 funding match from anonymous donors – until the designated amount of funding is exhausted.

Earlier this year the Downtown Modesto Partnership – a non-profit founded to improve the opportunities for residents in Downtown Modesto – said that participating businesses are reporting an 80 percent increase in revenue that is attributable to the use of the RAD Card.

The current RAD Card Program in San Joaquin County is being promoted by the county as well as San Joaquin County WorkNet.

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.