For Jay Ducote, the Taco Tuesday event at S/ash Creative wasn’t just a pop-up dinner, 225 Dine reports.
As he previewed dishes that might be featured at his future White Star Market eatery, Gov’t Taco, he was also giving back to his community. By buying a ticket to the event, each attendee contributed $10 that will go toward a fund helping local elementary school students who suffered in the flood. It’s a cause that hits home for Ducote.
“My mom was a lifelong educator and my sister is currently an elementary school teacher,” Ducote says. “The students and their families that got flooded out lost all of their possessions, which includes school uniforms and backpacks and other important supplies that you just don’t necessarily think about having to replace.”
Ducote says the event’s goal was to do as much as possible to help elementary students impacted by flooding buy much-needed school supplies so their families don’t have to worry about it. According to a Facebook post from Ducote following the event, the event managed to raise $500 for the cause.