ALTAMED HEALTH SERVICES TO HOST EAST LA MEETS NAPA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL WITH CELEBRITY CHEFS AND VINTNERS ON JULY 29, 7 P.M. AT L.A. LIVE IN DOWNTOWN L.A.
Proceeds to Support Access to Health Services for Underserved Communities in Los Angeles
and Orange Counties
LOS ANGELES – July 14, 2022– Returning after a two-year hiatus, AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest, independent federally qualified community health center, proudly presents its signature 15th East LA Meets Napa Food & Wine Festival on Friday, July 29, 7-10 p.m. at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa celebrates the richness of Latin cuisine in Los Angeles and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California and beyond. Patrons will enjoy food tastings from 15 top Latino-owned Los Angeles restaurants that will be complemented with wine and spirit pairings from 15 famed Napa Valley vintners and beyond. Participating restaurants and chefs include: Oscar Perez, executive chef and co-founder of Sol Agave at L.A. LIVE, Juan Sanjuan III of Gloria’s Restaurant from Huntington Park, and Rocio Camacho of Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen from Bell Gardens, Porto’s Bakery and Cafe, King Taco and more. Participating Vintners representing the Mexican American Vintners Association (MAVA) include: Herencia del Valle, Encanto Vineyards, Honrama Cellars, Bazan Cellars, and more.
Grammy award-winning Ozomatli and Latin-jazz ensemble Monogorama will perform their unique blend of urban Latino music that blends cumbia, samba, funk, charranga jazz and more.
All proceeds from the event benefit AltaMed’s programs that provide access to health and dental care, senior services, HIV treatment and prevention, teen mentoring programs, health education to more than 375,000 people in Los Angeles and Orange counties, regardless of their ability to pay.
“We’re excited to bring back our largest fundraiser to support vital health services for the communities we serve in Los Angeles and Orange counties that have been disproportionately devastated by COVID-19 and its health and economic ripple effects,” said Zoila D. Escobar, executive vice president & chief administrative officer of AltaMed Health Services, and president of the AltaMed Foundation. “For more than 50 years, AltaMed has provided access to health services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. It’s through events like East LA Meets Napa that we can continue to meet the health needs of more than 375,000 people and address the social determinants that impact their overall wellbeing.”
East LA Meets Napa tickets are $400. To learn more about AltaMed and view the full list of restaurants, vintners and entertainment participating in this year’s East LA Meets Napa, visit: www.Altamedfoodwine.org
About AltaMed Health Services
AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest independent federally qualified community health center, proudly presents its signature Food & Wine Festival in southern California: the 15th annual “East LA Meets Napa” at L.A. LIVE on Friday, July 29, 7- 10 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit AltaMed’s programs that provide access to health services, dental care, senior services, behavioral health, HIV services, teen mentoring programs, health education and more through 62 locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties. AltaMed serves more than 375,000 patients annually, regardless of their ability to pay.