Carniceria La Huazteca, a locally-owned grocery store on Lake Street, suffered major damage during the riots in Minneapolis in response to the senseless and tragic murder of George Floyd. Owned by Alfredo Zagal and his wife Marcela, Carniceria La Huazteca has served the community for seventeen years.
As we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic, grocery workers are essential and have been disproportionately affected by the virus. Alfredo recently recovered from Covid-19 prior to the riots. Grocery workers like Alfredo have literally put their lives on the line to make sure we all have food to eat.
On the evening of May 29th, rioters and looters broke into Carniceria La Huazteca, shattered windows, destroyed property, and stole merchandise and computers. Insurance only covers a fraction of the damage, so they desperately need help to rebuild.
Despite their loss, they continue to support the peaceful protests and remain hopeful about the future of their small business, as well as our world at large. If you can help Alfredo and Marcela recover, any amount is helpful.
**I am a Minneapolis resident and friend. Funds will go directly to Alfredo and Marcela to be used towards replacing merchandise, computers, etc, repairing their property, and sustaining them as they rebuild. They will be able to access these funds directly as they will be appointed as beneficiaries.
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