Feed The Furloughed - Daily Hot Meal Program

Help us Help our Community

In December 2020, we launched a new community outreach program with pay-it-forward meals.


The recent California shutdown has adversely affected many small businesses and their employees. The state of California has asked us to close our outdoor dining and forced us to furlough many of our team members during the worst time of year. Like many Breweries, Restaurants, and Bars in Southern California, we have transitioned our operation to to-go and home delivery services of our beer and food.

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many people and small businesses to the very brink of collapse. The choices for many are no longer to simply pull money out of savings or cut back on their lifestyle, but rather deciding what bills to allow to go to collections, how to keep a roof over their head, and how to put food on the table. People need help now!

What we are doing

We felt the need to do our part and help the community, so we have engaged our fans and customers with a new pay-it-forward program called “Feed the Furloughed”. The concept is simple, we offer the opportunity to purchase meals ahead of time on our ordering page and serve free daily meals to any furloughed or laid off employees and their families every day starting at 4pm. This allows us to keep more of our employees working, and provides daily meals to people most in need.

To be clear, this is a pay-it-forward program and not a tax deductible donation. We encourage everyone to help out however they can, either by buying a meal from us, or find a local charity and donate whatever you can. We are all in this together!

In the event that we have more meals purchased than we can serve at our location, we will donate hot meals to local charities.

How you can help

If you are in a position to do so, we encourage you to buy a meal for a furloughed employee and their families by clicking below.

Buy a meal

If you are in need of a meal

We got you! We serve free hot meals daily at 4:00 pm. Feel free to pickup meals for yourself and your family!

Go to:

130 South Highland Ave Fullerton, CA 92832

The menu is rotating daily, and we will try to accommodate dietary restrictions if possible.

What are the Stats?

We will be trying to update the stats every few days.

Last update 02/04/2021 @12:01am

Days the program has been active: 59

Meals Purchased Total: 1615

Meals Served Total: 963

What people are saying

We have received an amazing response from the community! It literally brings us to tears some times when we see the amazing generosity of the community we serve. Below are just a few of the incredible comments left on the order forms. Feel free to drop us a note!

  • Thank you for helping to feed those in need. May God bless you all tenfold. Merry Christmas blessings! ??????
  • Thank you for doing this
  • I hope this helps somebody 🙂
  • Awesome thing you guys are doing. Please provide this meal to whomever needs it. Thank you for adding value and generosity at this time to those who need it most.
  • Thanks for doing this, Aaron & Patricia
  • God bless you!
  • Thank you for being a part of the solution ?
  • What a fitting tribute to your furloughed staff. Bootleggers has been good to us Since day 1 so the least we can do is give back. Like many we look forward to when things get back to normal including our regular visits to Bootleggers. We’re proud to donate to Feed the Furloughed. <names redacted> – Fullerton, CA.
  • Keep kicking a**
  • Thank you for caring for people and being an example of going above and beyond for your community.
  • Thank You! we will get through this ! 🙂
  • Love that you are doing this!! – <names redacted>
  • Thinking of you guys and all small businesses trying to hang in there during this difficult time. We can’t wait to be back out on the patio enjoying beer and food.
  • God Bless!!!
  • Thank you for being so generous to your employees and the community! You have made a new customer out of me and my family! Happy Holidays from the <names redacted>
  • Thanks for doing this!!!!!
  • You rock, Bootleggers. Thank you for allowing me to help bless some people.
  • Happy Holiday’s to you all! Wonderful to see the help you are providing! I hope this helps!
  • Much love to an amazing business!!
  • Thanks for doing this!
  • Thank you for making the tough choice with your business practices. I’m sorry to see employees furloughed and respect the heck out of your brewery for trying to help those employees out.
  • Happy Holiday’s to you all! Wonderful to see the help you are providing! I hope this helps!
  • Thank you!
  • I know this isn’t much but I hope it helps someone and I hope all your employees will get through this we love you guys!
  • Awesome initiative and keep up the good work Aaron/CiaCia! -With love from Singapore
  • What a great program! Thank you!