El Nido Family Centers presents
A Virtual Chef's Table
FEATURING CHEFS SUSAN FENIGER AND MARY SUE MILLIKEN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020
Thank you for your support!
OUR STORY DEPENDS ON YOU
El Nido Family Centers has always been a lifeline to the community, but now so more than ever before.
For almost a century, El Nido has been lifting low-income families out of poverty and has now become one of Los Angeles’ essential relief centers during COVID-19. Its staff of 130, consisting of therapists, case managers, child development specialists, nurses, gang prevention staff, and parent educators, serves approximately 15,000 families per year, but in response to the pandemic El Nido has expanded its reach deeper into the community.
Quickly, efficiently, and creatively, El Nido is providing the following COVID-19 relief:
Partnering with Mayor Garcetti’s Angeleno Campaign to distribute cash cards ($700-$1,500) to nearly 4,000 households and grocery cards to 300 eligible families (up to $500 each), totaling nearly $5 million.
Administering the Monica Rodriguez Emergency Relief Fund ($150-$300K) to directly pay necessary expenses for hard-hit families in the City’s 7th Council District/the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
El Nido has now added new initiatives to our many existing programs. As the current crisis acutely affects the populations we serve—low-income communities of color weathering the crisis with a shattered safety net—El Nido is emphasizing immediate relief efforts as well as creative, virtual options to extend our programming and to promote a more just recovery.
We hope you will join our efforts to help our community.
A MESSAGE from
BOARD PRESIDENT, Steven Poretzky
Our Special GuestS
Join us for a Virtual Chefs' Table featuring:
Socalo is a beachy, all-day California canteen and Mexican pub serving conscientiously-sourced, seasonal SoCal Mexican fare with quick counter service at brunch and lunch while dinner shifts to full-service dining alongside cocktails featuring small-batch spirits, Mexican wines and craft beers on tap.
Socalo uses organic rice, beans, and corn tortillas; seasonal, local ingredients; antibiotic/hormone-free meats and poultry; and sustainable seafood.
Hear from this culinary duo at the Chefs' table and
learn about their illustrious careers as celebrity chefs and owners of Border Grill and Santa Monica favorite, Socalo.
YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP ...
Since its inception in 1925, El Nido Family Centers has been providing critical services to the children, youth and families of Los Angeles. Our professional staff offers innovative programs and services to meet the changing needs of a culturally diverse population. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Angelenos across our great county are in need of support more than ever. Your support for Virtual Dinner At Home goes directly to critical relief efforts.
SUPPORT OUR teams
Can't join us for dinner? Consider making a donation to our team fundraisers!
Enjoy these delicious make-at-home recipes from our friends at Socalo.
5 ripe California avocados, preferably Hass
6 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 medium red onion, diced
4 jalapeño chiles, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
Cut the avocados into quarters. Remove the seeds, peel, and place in a mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher or fork until chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and combine with a fork. Serve immediately.
Minty Lime Cooler
Makes 2 servings
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
1 (12 ounce) bottle cold sparkling water
lime slices and mint sprigs for garnish
Combine the lime juice, sugar and mint in a blender. Puree until smooth. Fill two tall glasses half-full with ice cubes. Pour half of the lime juice concentrate in each. Top with sparkling water, garnish with lime and mint and serve.
Pour 1 oz. White rum into tall glass with ice, and top with Minty Lime Cooler.
Copyright© 2020, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, socalo.com