As parts of South Louisiana have now been declared major disaster areas after historic flooding swept through East Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa, St. Helena and Livingston parishes over the weekend, New Orleans has promptly turned its attention to helping its neighbors to the west, including some 10,000 people in shelters and 20,000 people who have been rescued from floodwaters.
Many local restaurants have already been collecting donations and chefs/restaurateurs including Ralph Brennan, Aaron Burgau, James Cullen, Robert Leblanc, Amy Sins, and Lisa White and many more have come together to bring hot meals to those in the affected parishes.
Here now, is a list of local bars and restaurants that are accepting donations:
Updated on August 18
Press Street Station: This family-friendly Marigny eatery will donate 10% of sales revenue from tomorrow, August 19 through Sunday, August 21 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. 5 Press Street (at Royal).
Brown Butter: The Mid City restaurant is accepting donations until Tuesday, August 23 during business hours. Folks who donate any combination of 3-4 of the items listed here will get a free pint of draft beer or fried pickle appetizer. 231 N. Carrollton Ave.
Barrel Proof, Cavan, Sylvain, Meauxbar: Accepting donations of granola bars and individually wrapped packages of nuts today, August 18, until 10 p.m. Barrel Proof is also asking for volunteers to help prepare some 3000 sandwiches and meals tomorrow, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. which will then be immediately transported to the Gonzales area.
Updated on August 17
Robert Leblanc tells Eater that folks at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center are in need of feminine hygiene products, diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, toiletries, garbage bags, toilet paper, coloring books and toys at this time.
Cavan, Meauxbar, Sylvain & Barrel Proof: Accepting donations of aforementioned items from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dickie Brennan's Steak House: Accepting canned goods only until August 19. 716 Iberville Street.
Betsy's Pancake House: Tipsters report that Betsy's is accepting donations. 2542 Canal.
Ugly Dog Saloon: Nola.com reports that Ugly Dog is taking food and clothing donations 11 a.m. to midnight daily. 401 Andrew Higgins.
Gracious Bakery: Donating 10% of its sales on August 16 to Second Harvest Food Bank to help with flood relief. 1000 S Jeff Davis Parkway.
Coquette: Accepting donations including clean clothes, toiletries, pet food and more through Wednesday, August 17. 2800 Magazine.
Ike's Snoballs: Free medium snoball with donation of toiletries, baby items and hygiene products. 520 City Park Avenue.
Nola Boil's Cafe & Catering: 10% of sales from August 15-19 will benefit flood victims via the red cross. 601 Metairie Road.
Finn McCools: Collecting donations including bedding, toiletries, water, non-perishable food items and more until August 17. 3701 Banks Street.
Cane & Table, Solo Espresso and Church Alley are all accepting donations:
If you know of a bar or restaurant accepting donations, or donating proceeds of earnings to benefit flood victims, leave a comment or send us a tip. We'll continue to update this list.
Further donation coverage: Nola.com