Pasadena Jaycees & Altadena Ale House Provide Meal Kits to Out-of-Work Restaurant Workers

Campaign rolls out this week


With COVID-19 continuing to spread across the globe, millions remain out of work. One of the industries most impacted by this pandemic has been the restaurant industry, with an astounding 11% of the population of California working in restaurants in some capacity.

From line cooks to bartenders, bus boys to chefs, janitors to hosts, an array of people from across the community have been affected. Many have been out of work for nearly a year and continue to struggle to pay rent and buy food for themselves and their families.

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In order to help this community in need, the Pasadena Jaycees are partnering with the Altadena Ale House to provide free meal kits to restaurant employees who have been furloughed, laid off, or had their hours cut due to COVID-19. The Jaycees are seeking donations to help cover the costs of the kits — $25 buys one kit which feeds 2 people.

Donations can be made via Venmo (@Jaycee-Treasurer), PayPal ( or check (payable to Pasadena Jaycees, 474 W. Walnut St., Pasadena). Please note that the donation is for Operation Restaurant Worker in the memo. Additional details are available at

If you are a restaurant or a restaurant worker who has experienced financial hardship due to Covid-19, you can sign up to receive a meal kit by emailing Please provide your name, phone number, and any dietary restrictions.

The Pasadena Jaycees began in 1929 and have been a volunteer and leadership training organization for people aged 21 to 40 ever since. For more information about joining or about any of the Jaycees’ other projects, please visit or email