Lisa Vigil was inspired by her grandmother's salsa recipe and her family tradition of sharing, to create a line of salsas for the sole purpose of helping others in need. She donates 100% of the profits to charity.
Vigil's company, Estolia's Food Products, is named after her grandmother who fled the the U.S. during The Mexican Revolution. "My Abuela never left the kitchen, and I'm carrying on that tradition," said Vigil.
Lisa started her food company in 2011, but launched Salsa Saves Lives only five months ago. Each jar is dedicated to raising money for a charity that's close to her heart.
While salsa sales profit charity, Estolia's Food Products are what keep the company going. Their food's been available at Williams Sanoma since 2014 and was featured on HSN last year.
Alzheimers - Salsa Verde
Leukemia - Classic
Lisa's father passed away from Leukemia, so this is another disease she is dedicated to helping find a cure for. Profits from this salsa go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Rescue - Salsa Asado
Hunger - Pineapple Salsa
Profits from this salsa go to help the homeless and feed the hungry. So far, she's donated to LA on Cloud 9.
In just a few months her salsas have raised $2000 dollars for charity. However she's hoping to raise much more now that she's secured distribution. She says she's in negotiations with two national grocery chains.
What to try them?
We'll warn you though... the classic is hot!
Want to see what they're cooking? Follow Estolia's on instagram @Estolias.