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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 concept has been woven into our culuture as is evident by the 1,800 hours donated to our Community 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. 

2017 Community Partners

  • Khakis for Churros, partnership with San Antonio Independent School District to collect school uniforms for San Antonio students.
  • Stuff the Bus Event, partnership with the Food Bank collecting school supplies for SAISD kids.
  • Easter Basket Project, partnership with Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, delivered baskets of goodies to children hospitalized during the holiday season. 
  • Funlympics, a Summer event partnered with the San Antonio Certified Public Accountants Society to provide school supplies to San Antonio students.  
  • Canned Food Drive, partners with San Antonio Food Bank, collection of non-perishable food items during the holidays and other times of need.
  • Hurricane Harvey and Mexico Earthquake Relief partnership with Univision provided telephone bank to collect donations for those affected. 
  • Manos de Cristo, partnership with Oak Hills Church Westside Campus making a difference one shoebox at a time collected during holiday season and delivered to children in Mexico.
  • Blue Santa, parternship with San Antonio Certified Public Accountants Society and San Antonio Police Department, a holiday project to benefits San Antonio families.  


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

Manos De Cristo

This project started small five years ago and has grown tremendously through the years. It has become a tradition for our team members and in 2017, we are happy to report that our team donated 355 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 first year, 2017, was funfilled as well as truly rewarding. We expect that this collaboration will continue to flourish throughout the years.