These O.C. Businesses Are Stepping Up For Frontline Workers

These local businesses are showing their support for our frontline workers and those impacted by the economic downturn through free meals, fundraiser campaigns, donations, and more. Here’s a list of places to support that are choosing to give back during a challenging time.

Dough & Arrow
Costa Mesa
What: Donating cookies to frontline heroes including healthcare and grocery workers
How: For more details on donating, visit

Cali Dumpling Delivery
What: Delivering handcrafted Chinese dumplings throughout the county, including pork xiao long bao and pan-fried pork and shrimp dumplings. 100 percent of proceeds will benefit hospitality workers affected by the financial downturn of COVID-19
How: Order online at

Costa Mesa
What: Five masks are donated for every order that includes the Stay Home sweatshirt.
How: Purchase a sweatshirt here.

Costa Mesa
What: Vans partnered with local businesses and created custom designs that give back to them.
How: Check out the collection here.

Anderson Brothers
Seal Beach
What: Anderson Brothers designed shirts that give back to local breweries.
How: Purchase shirts here.

The Recess Room
 Fountain Valley
What: The restaurant donated more than 2,000 meals to local hospitals, fire departments, police departments, screening sites, and senior homes. Offering a 50 percent discount to all health care workers.
How: Order here.

Costa Mesa
What: Serving unemployed and furloughed hospitality workers and frontline workers with a free care package: the signature Drive Thru burger and fries, Brussels sprouts, bottled water, and toilet paper. Donating free meals to local frontline workers.
How: Pickup Thursday through Saturday 4 to 8:30 p.m. starting April 1; Donate at

Snow Monster
Anaheim, Irvine, and Westminster
What: Asking customers to donate drinks and macarons to be delivered to healthcare workers
How: Donate via

Paderia Bakehouse
Fountain Valley
What: Donated cookies to healthcare workers
How: Order here.

Blue Bowl
What: Donated free energy bowls for frontline health workers and support staff via a GoFundMe campaign
How: Order here.

Heritage Barbecue
San Juan Capistrano
What: Serving free meals to anyone affected economically by the pandemic through drive-through events
How: Look out for items sold on their online shop.

Honey & Butter
What: Donated care packages to essential personnel including healthcare, postal, and grocery workers
How: Order here.

Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge
Rancho Mission Viejo
What: Donating meals to frontline workers through a GoFundMe campaign
How: Support here.

The Ecology Center
San Juan Capistrano
What: Launched a GoFundMe campaign in order to bring recently furloughed restaurant workers to work on the farm
How: Support the campaign here. 

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