Employee Emergency Fund

Dear Friends,

We are creating an Employee Emergency Fund because right now our nana, Ajo & Taco E work family is in a critical state.  Nearly all of our employees have been laid off, many of whom have families, and nearly all who don't have another source of income. So many of our staff members have been with us for most of our 11 years.  We're making every effort to do what we can to assist them during this especially difficult time. 

If you have the ability to contribute any amount, we can assure that the funds will go directly to where they are needed most. 

We have servers & bartenders, bussers & food runners, hosts, cashiers, dishwashers, line cooks, and a prep team that are all desperate for some relief for themselves and their families. The goal is to distribute these funds to all of these individuals so that they can make ends meet. 

Please join us in giving aid to the hardworking hospitality professionals we call family.  They desperately need your help. 

If your preference is to assist the restaurant directly with the purchase of a gift card, we invite you to visit any of our sites to make a purchase there. Gift cards for  nana , Ajo  and Taco E apply to all three restaurants. 

Thank you for taking the time to read our message. And thank you so much for your support. Together we can get through this.

Donations ()

  • kimberly steinback 
    • 30 $ 
    • 3 hrs
  • Michelle Gan 
    • 200 $ 
    • 4 hrs
  • Lauren Purcell 
    • 10 $ 
    • 5 hrs
  • Matthew OHeir 
    • 50 $ 
    • 1 d
  • Melissa Villagomez  
    • 40 $ 
    • 3 d
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Audri Simonelli 
Chicago, IL
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