A night of raising funds for Re:Vision as we highlight the stories of immigrants and Latinos that are creating a vibrant and thriving city through food, entrepreneurship and culture.
Often times when you visit a Latin American country, or restaurant here in the states, a complete stranger will tell you, “Buen Provecho.” Loosely translating to, enjoy your meal, but it’s more than that. It shows that in Latin America there is an enormous amount of pride that goes into food, from acknowledging its rich history and tradition, to the love that went into the preparation. Sitting down to enjoy a meal is one of life’s most simple pleasures and the Latino culture takes the time to acknowledge that. Provecho also comes from the word, “aprovechar” which means “to make the most of it.”
BUEN PROVECHO is a night to celebrate the community of Westwood to making the most of it. Immigrants all over the nation are making the most of it - they are building better lives for all of us, for their children, for their communities. Buen Provecho seeks to highlight a few of these community members. Since 2009, the Westwood community has made the most of their talents and skill sets to solve some of Denver's most complex issues of poverty and oppression. We've grown the largest community food system in the country. We've developed the nation's leading Garden Promotora model. And we're pioneering new models of neighborhood economics and community wealth building.
We're making the most of it. But it couldn't be done without a generous community of supporters who believe in our abilities, and find hope in what we're accomplishing.