Born in Venezuela, Greg León always dreamed of owning his own Spanish and Portuguese cuisine-inspired restaurant in the United States. In 2013, he opened Amilinda as a pop-up before converting to a permanent home in downtown Milwaukee in 2015. Last spring, Greg and his friend, Reverend Karen Hagen, teamed up to launch “Hungry Hearts,” a community-based initiative to provide a nutrition meal to those in need while supporting small businesses. Every Saturday, different local restaurants provide 100 complimentary meals to the community and are granted $1,000 for their contribution. To date, this program has donated over 16,000 meals and raised over $192,000.