Growler Community Meals & Employee Relief

The Growler is partnering with local community organization and food distribution center, Loaves and Fishes, to help feed our community and keep our employees working during this time of crisis.

Our ask is that you donate if, and when , you're able-- $5, $50, $10,000 or anywhere in between! Beyond that, please help us spread the word to friends, families or companies who you think would be interested in contributing. 100% of donations will be used by The Growler & Simple Elegance Catering to order, cook, and deliver fresh, healthy meals to our partners at Loaves and Fishes, which will then be distributed to folks in need of a meal. Together, we have the capacity to make and distribute over 500 meals per day and keep many of our employees working during this difficult time.

THE PURPOSE: As you are aware, all restaurants have been mandated to cease operations, except for take-out/delivery. As a result, we have had to furlough most of our long-time, hardworking employees .   We have always been in this business to create jobs, to feed people and to build community-- and in this time, it's our responsibility to create a new vision of what that cycle looks like. But we need your help to do it!

ABOUT THE GROWLER: For those of you who don't know Carole & Ruggie VanMuijen, they've been restaurant owners in Contra Costa Country for 30+ years. They opened Ruggie's Restaurant in San Ramon in 1984, Simple Elegance Catering in 1990,  The Growler in Danville in 2014,  and have been catering local private and corporate events for many years.

  • Louis Ponticas 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
  • Andrea Willoughby 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Rutger Leenstra 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Russ Light 
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Bruce Kawabata 
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Growler (4)

Abigail VanMuijen 
Raised $6,335 from 43 donations
Danville, CA
Rutger VanMuijen 
Laura Cunningham 
Team member
Raised $1,010 from 9 donations
Traci Coulson 
Team member
Raised $615 from 10 donations
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