Complete the Fridge event at Tad Gormley Stadium today – Mid-City Messenger


The Fill the Fridge food gift is part of the Hurricane Idea relief effort. (NOLA cultural aid)

Now that the refrigerators are working again in New Orleans, a group is helping New Orleans residents refill them.

Culture Aid NOLA will organize a free food giveaway of over 70,000 pounds starting at 2 p.m. forday (September 8) at Tad Gormley Stadium, 5400 Stadium Drive in City Park.

Guests at the event will receive bags of fresh fruit and vegetables, while dancing (in their cars) to the sound of marching bands hosted by Derrick Freeman and DJ Siphne Aaye. No ID, paper or reservation is required to pick up the groceries.

Cars should line up on Marconi Drive in City Park near the Tad Gormley Stadium parking lot. A queue will be located at the main entrance to Tad Gormley Stadium.

“We are celebrating the spirit of New Orleans in the best possible way,” says Erica Chomsky-Adelson, Executive Director of Culture Aid NOLA, “With great food, great music and great friends. As our city continues to recover from Hurricane Ida, we want to provide people with groceries to keep them alive. “

Cara Lambright, CEO of New Orleans City Park, said, “City Park is the people’s park, and we are proud to support Culture Aid NOLA as they provide critical resources to thousands of our families.

With partners Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans City Park, World Central Kitchen, Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, The New Orleans Musician’s Assistance Foundation, The Greater New Orleans Foundation, Sankofa,, Councilman Joe Giarrusso, Resilience Force, Premium Parking, and much more. The organization hopes to serve more than 2,000 families in New Orleans on Wednesday afternoon.

Jay Vise of Second Harvest Food Bank said, “Second Harvest’s partnerships with other disaster relief and response organizations like Culture Aid NOLA dramatically increase the number of people each of us could serve in the future. ‘events like this. We will continue to send supplies to the seventeen parishes affected by Ida for as long as needed ”

Culture Aid NOLA organizes food distributions on Wednesdays and Saturdays as part of its Hurricane Ida relief efforts. If you want to help, click here to volunteer or here to donate.

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