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 Academic Boot Camp, which can present free enterprise training to about 100 minority restaurant house owners.
The primary Feeding Frontliners marketing campaign occasion funded below the utility’s donation was held Thursday at Martin Luther King Jr. Group Hospital. Greater than 550 healthcare employees obtained heat meals from three native eating places, officers stated.
“We’re proud to indicate our continued appreciation to our neighborhood heroes whereas supporting native eating places via our partnership with LRA,” stated Andy Carrasco, vice chairman of communications, native authorities, and neighborhood affairs at SoCal Fuel.
“We’re additionally proud to sponsor LRA’s Academic Bootcamp program to assist restaurant house owners climate this storm,” he stated. “The previous 12 months has been difficult for therefore many, and we need to thank those that play an vital function 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 convey just a little pleasure to frontline employees. By means of the generosity of neighborhood companions like SoCal Fuel, we have now 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 employees in 10 medical facilities and have supported 9 minority-owned eating places throughout Southern California via the marketing campaign.
This week, LRA started accepting purposes for its free Restaurant Restoration Academic 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.