Because right now some things matter more than politics…
CURRENT TAKEOUT: HEALTHCARE HEROES
For our seventh “Takeout,” we’re honoring the incredible team at UCI Health, a multispecialty medical center in Yorba Linda. These healthcare professionals deliver top-of-the-line, compassionate treatment. We’re raising $750 to bring them a delicious lunch catered from Isla and Pepe’s.
Isla Cuban-Latín Kitchen & Rum Bar is a family-owned restaurant in La Palma inspired by the bold, fresh cuisine of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. They opened 10 months ago and are offering their complete menu for takeout during this time. Isla’s speciality is roasted pork with garlic, a quintessential Caribbean dish. We’ll provide their flavorful food to UCI’s healthcare workers.
Pepe’s is the go-to spot for fine Mexican food in Southern California. Their Fullerton location has been in operation for almost 30 years, and was founded by three brothers with a passion for authentic, high quality cuisine. Pepe’s to this day keeps their secret recipes within the family, and is famed for their breakfast burritos. The UCI Health staff is in for a lunchtime treat with the spread we’ll bring.
The incredible staff at UCI Health in Yorba Linda continue to provide their community with top-notch care and treatment during the COVID crisis. For over a year they’ve been serving north Orange County residents with specialized medical services powered by breakthrough research. Supplying their healthcare heroes with a catered lunch is just one small way that we can show our gratitude for their service.
How Each New "Takeout" Helps Spread the Good
We choose a great local restaurant that could use a combination of a little business and some good publicity.
We match that restaurant with a local organization that’s doing heroic work serving the public during the current crisis.
We collect modest donations from neighbors like you to cover the cost of a hearty, well-deserved catered meal from the restaurant for some of the special people who have been serving us so well. Everybody’s a little better off during a very challenging time.
Then we do it again, based on your input, with another great restaurant and another awesome community contributor.
A MEAL FOR GROCERY WORKERS
It was an honor to recognize the incredible UFCW-324 grocery staff of the Buena Park Stater Bros for our sixth takeout. These essential workers work hard to serve us on the frontlines everyday, and show our gratitude we catered a delicious lunch from Burrito Brothers in La Habra and Joe’s Gourmet Sandwiches in Cypress.
LUNCH FOR CHILDCARE WORKERS
The Pomona Valley/Diamond Bar YMCA Early Learning Center was the recipient of our fifth drive. While the YMCA facilities are closed, they have kept their childcare center open for essential worker families. We raised $450 to provide the staff with a meal from Fusion 2 Any 1 and dessert from Tenju Tea House.
BREAKFAST FOR NURSES
Our fourth drive was the most ambitious yet. We raised over $1,000 to feed over 500 nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Anaheim Medical Center with breakfast from 5th Ave. Bagelry in Buena Park. It was wonderful to support a local business while at the same time recognize the brave healthcare staff keeping us safe on the frontlines.
LUNCH FOR FULLERTON FIREFIGHTERS
For our third delivery, we surpassed $450 in contributions to provide the brave heroes of the Fullerton Fire Department with a delicious meal catered from Poncho’s Tacos and Zombee Donuts. We wanted to show our gratitude to our first responders, and to recognize two incredible Fullerton restaurants serving up delicious food.
FOOD FOR HUMANS & PETS
We successfully completed our second drive to raise $300 to bring a takeout lunch to the wonderful staff and animals of Priceless Pet Rescue in Chino Hills. Along with providing a meal to their volunteers, we were able to bring business to Luchador Brewing Co., and ordered their “Survival Taco Boxes.” For our furry friends, we brought pet food from Kahoots Feed and Pet Store.
BREAKFAST FOR OFFICERS
Our first takeout exceeded our goal to raise $200, which we used to provide the brave men and women of the La Palma Police Department with a delicious breakfast, courtesy of Fullerton-favorite Bagel Bistro. This drive was our simple way of saying “thank you” to our local heroes on the front lines, and to contribute to a small business in this time of need.