Benny’s Taco & Rotisserie of Venice recently hosted private fundraisers in support of Animo Venice Charter High School, Beethoven Elementary and Mark Twain Middle schools, in addition to the Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA).

Raising awareness and funds for education has been a top priority for Benny’s Taco & Rotisserie owner Benny Borsakian, who said he believes that giving back starts with the community’s youth.

“Where I’m from, restaurants not only service the community with good food, they provide a means to better the lives of families and children,” Borsakian said.

“If our fundraisers can help one student buy a book, use a computer or acquire the skills necessary to attend college, we’ve done our job.”

Benny’s Taco and Rotisserie is at 427 Lincoln Blvd. in Venice.