Every year, in conjunction with the NALEO Annual Conference, NALEO Educational Fund joins with a local nonprofit organization to give back to the community. As a result, NALEO Educational Fund, Conference participants, and corporate and community partners ensure a meaningful and lasting impact on the chosen beneficiary. As we continue our tradition of creating a meaningful impact at the NALEO Annual Conference, this year, we are pleased to support the Latino-owned restaurant sector. As this industry was one of the first and worst hit by the pandemic, we have launched a direct donation campaign with matching funds from NALEO Educational Fund.

This year, we are launching a fundraising challenge that will benefit the following:

San Pedro’s Restaurant is a Latina-owned small business located in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Sandra Montes, a single mother of three, embarked on a journey to open up a Honduran restaurant that she felt was missing in her area. San Pedro’s Restaurant has grown to become a staple of great food and service in the City of Dallas and the state of Texas.

World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People campaign is part of their ongoing response to the health, economic, and humanitarian crises stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is dedicated to tackling these issues by providing fresh meals to communities in immediate need while also keeping small restaurants and food businesses open.


NALEO Educational Fund commits to matching direct donations up to $10,000 for each organization.

Share and Promote

While participating at home, folks are encouraged to embody the campaign’s spirit by supporting and ordering from their favorite local Latino-owned restaurants. Share with us your contributions or some of your favorite local Latino-owned restaurants by using the hashtag #NALEOVirtual.

Sample Post:

Joining #NALEOVirtual Annual Conference participants as we stand with the Latino restaurant sector and support @sanpedrosDallas and @WCKitchen. Thank you to @StateFarm and @ATT for making this service project possible!