Southern California Fuel Co. introduced Thursday a $50,000 donation to the Latino Restaurant Affiliation to help two Feeding Frontliners marketing campaign occasions and the nonprofit’s new Restaurant Restoration Instructional Boot Camp, which is able to present free enterprise training to about 100 minority restaurant house owners.
The primary Feeding Frontliners marketing campaign occasion funded beneath the utility’s donation was held Thursday at Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Hospital. Greater than 550 healthcare staff acquired heat meals from three native eating places, officers stated.
“We’re proud to point out our continued appreciation to our group heroes whereas supporting native eating places by means of our partnership with LRA,” stated Andy Carrasco, vp of communications, native authorities, and group affairs at SoCal Fuel.
“We’re additionally proud to sponsor LRA’s Instructional Bootcamp program to assist restaurant house owners climate this storm,” he stated. “The previous 12 months has been difficult for therefore many, and we wish to thank those that play an vital position in serving our communities.”
LRA co-founder Lilly Rocha stated the nonprofit launched its Feeding Frontliners marketing campaign “as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help minority-owned eating places and produce a little bit pleasure to frontline staff. By means of the generosity of group companions like SoCal Fuel, we’ve got been in a position to increase our help to minority enterprise house owners.”
Since final March, SoCal Fuel and the LRA have offered greater than 2,700 meals to healthcare staff in 10 medical facilities and have supported 9 minority-owned eating places throughout Southern California by means of the marketing campaign.
This week, LRA started accepting purposes for its free Restaurant Restoration Instructional Boot Camp, a six-week digital program designed to supply eatery house owners with instruments and sources to develop their enterprise. Classes shall be hosted in English and Spanish.