Mexican Independence Day celebration at Salvation Army includes community meal, music

Viva Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina to participate
Posted at 10:26 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 09:33:02-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Salvation Army is partnering with Viva Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina to serve a community meal to those experiencing homelessness in the city.

The free meal will take place on Sept. 16 in honor of Mexican Independence Day.

Mexico's national holiday will be celebrated with a Mariachi band and a community meal that includes 400 boxed lunches of chili Verde, chicken Michoacán, rice, beans, tortillas, and guacamole to be served.

Mexicans around the globe will celebrate the anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain on Wednesday and Viva Zapata wants The Salvation Army’s guests to experience popular Mexican dishes and the festive sounds of live Mariachis.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 35 W. Owens Avenue.

“This is another way to share with our guests who come in for what may be their one hot meal each day the cultural celebrations around us,” said Juan Salinas, Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army. “We are so blessed to have a partner like Lorenzo and the staff of Viva Zapata.