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Chef Doreen Colondres – EAT, GIVE BACK, AND BE MERRY!

Chef Doreen Colondres - EAT, GIVE BACK, AND BE MERRY!

The holidays are a special time for Latino families and nothing brings the spirit of the season like tasty foods and spending time with friends, family and loved ones. Despite the joy and happiness abounding, for many Latino families, some struggles are even more apparent over the holidays. In fact, Latinos are more than twice as likely to be food insecure as non-Hispanic white families.

Celebrity chef Doreen Colondres recognizes this special need. While she looks forward to this time of year more than any other and loves preparing delicious meals that express her cultural traditions and tastes for her family, her family also prioritizes helping the less fortunate especially around this season. Doreen aims to introduce new holiday traditions for families to try to pair together tasty new recipes with helping others, especially during the holidays.

“Acts of kindness come in different forms – a hug, a gift, or a home-cooked meal,I personally enjoy cooking for family and friends, and this year, together with the NPB, I am inspired to take it a step further by sharing a meal with those in need.”said Doreen Colondres.

To kick off the season of sharing and giving, the NPB has launched a series of videos featuring pork recipes by Chef Doreen Colondres on The site also features a collection of pork-inspired “Inspirate a Dar” digital greeting cards, allowing consumers to give back every time they personalize and share the card on social media. For every greeting card shared, the NPB will donate one pound of pork (up to a limit) to the VELA the Light of the Community in Los Angeles.

For tips, recipes and videos, plus a chance to give back to families in need by sharing festive pork-inspired greetings, visit Use the #InspirateADar hashtag and inspire others to give too.

To join the conversation, like their Facebook page at, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @PorkTeInspira. For a look at the video recipes, visit their website or YouTube channel for your own recipe ideas.



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