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Everyone Deserves Tacos comes to BOCO, a rotating taco party for the Homeless Feb. 28th | Press Release


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PRESS RELEASE: Press Releases are provided to Yellow Scene. In an effort to keep our community informed, we are now publishing some press releases in whole. Disclaimer: This event is organized and hosted by Yellow Scene’s editor, De La Vaca. It is not a part of Yellow Scene Magazine’s events and/or operations. 

Graphics by De La Vaca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Los Matos Community Defense Council Contact
Founder: De La Vision
delavaca.co@gmail.com
714-274-3348

 

Everyone Deserves Tacos 4: Boulder
EDT event comes to BOCO, a rotating taco party for the Homeless Feb. 28th

Everyone Deserves Tacos 4 is coming to Boulder, Colorado, on February 28th from 1 pm – 4 pm. This rotating taco party for the homeless is the brainchild of De La Vaca, as part of his efforts to collectively give back to our local communities and support our unhoused neighbors. Anything you can do to help get the event word out or secure donations for this one of a kind event would be greatly appreciated.

A little about De La: DLV was born homeless. Throughout his life he’s been homeless several times, including a 9 month stretch living in the mountains above Los Angeles, completely unaware that he was homeless. His father drove down the mountain daily to work until the family saved enough money to secure housing. We transitioned into homeless trailers that were located directly *behind* the housing projects which, decades earlier, had birthed the Mexican Mafia: Hazard Projects, or Ramona Gardens Housing Projects. He recalls summers with the Fred Jordan Mission on Skid Row in downtown LA and the dozens of homeless people who stayed in his room over the years, as his family tried to help. That help continues.

Los Matos is a  group of concerned local citizens who want to keep our communities safe and do the real work in our communities. Direct action matters. Our signature project is EDT – Everyone Deserves Tacos, a rotation taco party for the homeless, complete with locally bought carne and tortillas, chips and salsa, toppings, water and hot cocoa, live music, and the distribution of whatever clothing and life supplies we gather. We work with Ayay Ziyadeh for sanitary kits, Eve Pizzamiglio of Civic Matters for blankets and socks, Lucas Garcia (formerly of Compassionate Colorado) for water and hot cocoa, Matthew Bullard II of CO Lift Hemp Company for supplies and cooking, and other committed community members.

The Boulder event will be hosted at the Boulder Bandshell from 1 pm – 4 pm. Donations we can accept, to help keep costs down, include:

Taco boats or paper plates, Heavy duty paper towels, and Plastic hot cups (for cocoa)
Water bottles and Oversized water coolers (cold water & hot water heaters)
Cleaning supplies (env. friendly cleaner, hand sanitizer, biodegradable wet wipes, trash bags)+
Hand washing station
Taco meat (sourced from a local community carniceria) & Salsa (homemade is best!)
Gently used weather appropriate clothing and, of course, monetary donations:

PayPal: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8vUwVFlHYj,
Venmo: https://venmo.com/delavacalovesyou, or
CashApp: $delavaca.

To follow the event on Facebook, RSVP, or show love, follow this event link: https://fb.me/e/3L0EM4gMU.

 

Our chef, Matthew Bullard II (center) with his partner, Coleen Caraway, and founder De La Vaca.

Volunteers pass out plates of tacos

The original, founding event. EDT1, in Civic Center Park.

Our cooks, Matthew Bullard II (right) and Nick Anthony.

De La Vaca (in green) and volunteers. EDT1.

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