“Salvation Army works with Viva Zapata’s Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo donation”

Written by Giavanna Foster

This year, the Salvation Army worked with Viva Zapata’s Mexican restaurant to give back during Cinco de Mayo. Here’s the scoop:

The Salvation Army worked with Viva Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, an authentic Mexican restaurant based in Las Vegas, to give back by providing a generous food donation to the community including the homeless.

This Cinco de Mayo, Viva Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant donated 480 free meals in take-out bags as well as individual safety kits for the COVID-19 pandemic. They distributed take-out bags filled with packaged burritos, chips, salsa, and guacamole. Heather Baze and Juan Salinas at Salvation Army worked together as a team with the restaurant staff at Viva Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant. Also, a mariachi band played as the team gave bags of food to people in need.

The restaurant’s general manager, Lorenzo Barajas, wants to uplift those in need. He shared his positive thoughts on giving back to spread hope:

Barajas voiced, “…It is important for my restaurant and my staff to hold the celebration to help lift the spirits of those who are in need… to just stay positive… Things are going to turn around.”

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