O.C. Steps Up: Here’s How You Can Support Local Restaurants and Provide Meals to Frontline Workers and Those in Need

O.C. Steps Up: Here’s How You Can Support Local Restaurants and Provide Meals to Frontline Workers and Those in Need
Beet tartare; photograph courtesy of Outshine PR

We’ve rounded up a list of restaurants that are giving away meals to healthcare workers, first responders, and those in need.

Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge
You can donate to their GoFundMe page to help provide meals to first responders. Each meal also comes with a fresh-baked dessert. scarletkl.com/about-2

Andrei’s
For every take-out order, Andrei’s is donating a meal to Someone Cares Soup Kitchen plus another meal to one of the restaurant’s affected staff members. andreisrestaurant.com

Lazy Dog
Purchase a family meal and Lazy Dog will give one away to a family in need. You can also sponsor meals at $10 each for healthcare workers working on the front lines. lazydogrestaurants.myshopify.com/

Social
This restaurant started a GoFundMe to raise money for “serving those who serve.” They are donating meals, bottled water, and toilet paper to frontline workers as well as unemployed or furloughed hospitality workers. gofundme.com/f/support-local-social-restaurant-group

Urth Caffé
Donate to one of their locations online or over the phone to help provide lunch to local first responders. urthcaffe.com

The Recess Room
On Fridays, they are giving free meals to students of ages 18 and under as well as seniors 65 and older. They will also match any meals you purchase and donate to local hospitals. therecessroom.com

Noodles & Company
For every family meal purchased, they are donating a meal to healthcare workers. noodles.com

Fresh Brothers
Donate a pizza to healthcare workers and Fresh Brothers will match your donation. Email donations@freshbrothers.org if you would like to make a donation. freshbrothers.com

Cali Dumpling Delivery
Order freshly made and frozen dumplings to be delivered throughout most of north O.C. and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit hospitality workers affected by the financial downturn. calidumplingdelivery.com 

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