Estolia’s Food Products is on a mission to help Los Angeles charities one jar of salsa at a time. The company, which is beginning to making a name for itself with its salsa, donates part of its profits to different charitable organizations. The inspiration for the salsa? Well, a recipe passed down to the owner from her abuela.
Estolia’s salsa packs more than just a punch; they also pack some social good.
The company creates four kinds of salsa and 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to causes specific to the salsa.
Classic Salsa = Leukemia research; Pineapple Salsa = homelessness and hunger; Salsa Asado = animal rescues; and Salsa Verde = Alzheimer’s research.
“When we began this journey a few years ago, we had no idea that it would blossom into a line of salsas dedicated to saving lives,” reads the Estolia’s website. “We were inspired when we began attending and exhibiting at the Los Angeles non-profit event ‘Race for the Rescues’. It was then that ‘Salsa Saves Lives’ was born. Choosing the causes for ‘Salsa Saves Lives’ was easy because each one touched our lives in a powerful way.”
And none of it would be possible if it wasn’t for the owners’ very own abuela, who brought her salsa recipe with her to the U.S. when she fled the Mexican Revolution.
Wouldn't you try a delicious salsa especially if you knew that it could make a real difference in the world? You have to meet the two local women who are using a family recipe to save lives– and puppies! After you watch this, tune in to Vista L.A. this Saturday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. on ABC7 to see the four salsas you can buy to help end hunger, help cure leukemia and Alzheimer's, and rescue dogs.
“During The Mexican revolution in 1917 my grandmother, Estolia Santana, accompanied by her mother and six siblings, left their native homeland Tepospizaloya, Jalisco for El Paso, Texas,” reads the Estolia’s website. “After five long years of hardship in Texas, the family set out for Los Angeles, California in search of opportunity and the American dream. Out of desperation, Estolia took a job as a cook where she created a revolution of her own and developed her legendary cooking skills while providing for her five children she raised on her own.”
Now, salsa isn’t the only thing sold by Estolia’s Food Products online.
While the salsa is doing some serious good, Estolia’s sells prepared meals that you can find on the Home Shopping Network and Williams Sonoma.
Or, if you are lucky, you might catch them selling tamales as special events.
Their salsa, however, is one way to literally put your money where your mouth is.
Check out more about Estolia’s Salsa below.
‘Salsa Saves Lives’ thanks to abuela’s recipeUsing her abuela’s recipes, this chef is donating 100% of profits to Alzheimers, leukemia, animal rescue and feeding the hungry… depending on which flavor you get.
Posted by Circa on Saturday, March 25, 2017