CommunityCan You Help Feed Our Neighbors?

January 25, 20210

I want to take a quick moment to ask for your help. In March, some kind and driven people launched Culture Aid NOLA to support members of the cultural and hospitality communities who have been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the scope of need grew, so did Culture Aid NOLA’s operation, with two massive food distributions running every week.

A huge part of their mission is to make getting help easy, without barriers or stigmas. There’s no paperwork or ID involved. If you need food, come get some. No questions asked.

Eight months ago, I started volunteering every Wednesday evening for Culture Aid NOLA’s distribution at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in St. Roch. (The other distribution is every Saturday at Bell Artspace in Treme.) The demand for food remained pretty steady through the end of 2020, but we’re seeing a sudden and substantial increase in need. Our lines have become much longer, and it’s getting more difficult to stretch our food to help everybody who waits in those lines.

That’s where you come in. Anything you can give to help feed our friends and neighbors would be truly appreciated. A $50 donation can provide a month’s worth of groceries to five families. Culture Aid NOLA also helps local farmers. Fresh produce is always a part of our distribution, and whenever possible, that produce is purchased from regional farms and businesses. The leadership team has decades in the service industry and knows how to stretch whatever you can give without compromising the quality of food we distribute.

Certainly, If you know of any potential corporate sponsorship opportunities, please let me know and I’ll make a connection.

Click here to read more about Culture Aid NOLA, its mission, and its people. You can find them on all the socials, too. Thank you so much.

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