The Strand House Giving Away 1,000 Free Holiday Meals to Furloughed Restaurant Industry Workers

December 18, 2020

On Wednesday, December 23 and Thursday, December 24, 1,000 families will receive free holiday meals to take home and enjoy with their loved ones. The meals, offered to out of work South Bay Los Angeles restaurant employees, will be provided by the owner partners at The Strand House, the highly-acclaimed restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

The hospitality industry is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, and, as a result of the most recent outdoor dining shutdowns, restaurants were forced to again layoff hard working people again over the holidays.

“My generous owner partners put together the funds needed to provide 1,000 deserving families with a beautiful family meal that will not only make their holidays a little brighter, but will also lift our teams’ spirits,” said Michael Zislis, a partner in The Strand House.

The packaged “to go” family meals will serve four to six people and will include oven roasted turkey breast served with house-made gravy; old fashioned cornbread stuffing; buttery mashed potatoes; garlicky green beans; a winter salad with dried cranberries, pecans, feta cheese and a sherry shallot vinaigrette; and holiday bread pudding with cinnamon, caramelized apples, citrus soaked cranberries, and a whiskey butterscotch sauce.

To receive a meal, anyone who worked for a restaurant in the South Bay Los Angeles cities of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo & Playa Del Rey in 2020 and was laid off or had their employment terminated as a result of the pandemic, can email their most recent pay stub to The first 1,000 people to send in emails will be provided with a date and time to pick up their meals.

The drive thru pickup at The Strand House will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on December 23 and 24.

The Strand House is located at 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.