Caldwell restaurant serves free pozole while raising funds for local non-profit during the Pozole for Familias event

Posted at 4:39 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 08:39:21-05

CALDWELL, Idaho — In Caldwell, the Amano restaurant spent Thanksgiving Day serving free pozole to the community while raising funds to support the non-profit Advocates Against Family Violence.

"We were just noticing that a lot of families have been impacted by Covid-19. Whether that's economically or just through losses of family members," said Rebecca Alamilla, co-owner of Amano. "We thought we have this space and we have food, and why not open up our doors and offer free pozole to families who are in need."

Alamilla said the restaurant has been open for more than a little a year and wanted to hold an event called "Pozole for Familias," which they planned to turn into an annual one.

"It's my mother in law, Martha. It's her secret recipe, and if anybody has ever tried it, knows It's very good. We are just very excited to share something that our family has always enjoyed and offered it to others," Alamillo said.

The pozole was free to the public and the restaurant was accepting any donations to support the AAFV.