If you are in the vicinity of at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, August 17, 2019, you are sure to smell the delicious aroma of sizzling tacos. Your taste buds will beckon you to come closer to take part in the 2019 L.A. Taco Festival.
Organized by Jovenes, Inc., a local nonprofit benefiting homeless youth, the L.A. Taco Festival is a chance to bring the city together over a well-loved food–tacos, and to support a cause we can all get behind – helping homeless youth succeed. Jovenes is a place of personal transformation for homeless youth between the ages of 18-25. Jovenes provides everything from emergency shelter to permanent housing, helping youth get off the streets and into an apartment of their own.
Starting in 2009, Jovenes had an ambitious idea to bring the city together to support our youth by celebrating a food we all love, TACOS! Somehow, there wasn't a Taco Festival in Los Angeles, so Jovenes jumped on the opportunity to close off a few streets at Mariachi Plaza, showcase some of East LA's tastiest tacos, bring in some awesome bands, and create a unique experience where people can get full, have fun, and support a great cause. Now an annual event, the L.A. Taco Festival has outgrown Mariachi Plaza and moved to Grand Park in the heart of Downtown, attracting thousands of people from across L.A.
The best thing is that the festival continues to support homeless youth! Jovenes is launching an innovative new program to take on the crisis of student homelessness on community college campuses in Los Angeles. With the support of the community, they work to help homeless students have the housing stability they need in order to graduate and move their lives forward! Tacos can help end youth homelessness!
Everyone is invited to come out to Grand Park on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 12 noon to 8 p.m. for good food, music, and a great cause. Proceeds go towards creating homes and communities for homeless youth.
For more information, visit www.latacofestival.com or www.jovenesinc.org.