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Community Service

Principle of Pete Cortez, #9

Get involved in your community. Assist people when you can. Do not anticipate personal rewards when helping others. 

Our founder, Pedro Cortez, was a firm believer that if you are going to lead, you must serve. This belief has been woven into our culture as is evident by the 1,800 hours donated various worthwhile causes in 2017. We are very proud of our Damas y Caballeros for their contributions that reached far and wide into our community. Their efforts served as blessings to others but most importantly to themselves. 

Community Partners

Family Service Association, Khakis for Churros – Collect school uniforms for students in San Antonio Independent School District that are in need.

Community in Schools, Stuff the Bus Event – Collect school supplies for students of the San Antonio Independent School District.

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Easter Basket Project – Collect items for, assembled and delivered Easter baskets to children hospitalized during the holiday season.

San Antonio Certified Public Accountants Society, Funlympics – Participate in summer event that provides school supplies to San Antonio students.

San Antonio Food Bank, Canned Food Drive – Collect non-perishable food items and othter items of need during the holidays.

Univision San Antonio, Hurricane Harvey and Mexico Earthquake Relief – Volunteered during telethon to collect donations for affected areas.

Oak Hills Church, Manos de Cristo – Collect shoeboxes filled with gifts (toys, school supplies and essential toiletries) during holiday season and deliver to children in Mexico.

San Antonio Police Department, Blue Santa – partner with San Antonio Certified Public Accountants Society to donate gifts to San Antonio families in need.


Come join our team and participate in La Familia Cortez Restaurants Volunteer Task Force!

Manos De Cristo

This project started small six years ago and has grown tremendously through the years. It has become a tradition for our team members and in 2018, we are happy to report that our team donated 342 shoeboxes to the children of Piedras Negras, Mexico. Our friends at our partner Church, Oak Hills West Side Campus, have become a part of our family. We look forward to many more years of sharing our blessings with others.

Easter Basket Project

"If there be any truer measure of a man than what he does, it must be by what he gives." This Robert South quote was the introduction of a heart warming letter from a team member and her co-workers at Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery. It touched the souls of many and prompted the birth of this annual tradition of bringing joy to children hospitalized at our neighbor, Christus Santa Rosa during this holiday. Our second year, 2018, was fun-filled as well as truly rewarding. We expect that this collaboration will continue to flourish throughout the years.