Wahaca has benefited hugely from so many people in Mexico and so many Mexicans in the UK that we feel now we need to give something back. We are launching Wahaca’s street project with the aim of giving back to the streets from which we have taken so much inspiration, enjoyed so many flavours and met so many wonderful characters.
To start with we have created a new section on our menu called “Streetfood specials” where will be drawing inspiration from our visits to Mexicos’ street stalls. For every streetfood special we sell, 20p will go to a wonderful UNESCO backed charity in Mexico City called EDNICA.
EDNICA supports children whose parents live and work on the street. Instead of just giving them money though, they actually spend the money on educating the children about nutrition, technology, morals and working together. The simple objective is to give them the opportunities their parents never got. EDNICA also works with the childrens’ parents through committing them to turn up to meetings and also educating them on the welfare and health risks for their children.
We have visited EDNICA twice now and been really impressed by their principles and way of conducting their resources. We would love to give to several great charities we visited in Mexico but decided it was worth focusing on one charity we could believe in and could work with as we grow, so that they can grow with us.
Alongside our menu street food project, we will be doing events throughout the foodie year to raise money for EDNICA and its children. We will let you know as these events happen but the first confirmed one will be at Jimmy’s Harvest in September 2010 where 100% of our profits will go to EDNICA. We cant wait to see you there but in the meantime drop into Wahaca and try one of our streetfood specials and help us help EDNICA with all its great work.
For more information on EDNICA visit www.ednica.org.mx