Following Hurricane Ida, the entirety of New Orleans — as well as many communities outside of the city — remain without power, and some communities are still without water. Alongside organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank, World Central Kitchen, and Culture Aid NOLA, the City of New Orleans has set up a number of meal and supply distribution sites throughout the city on Tuesday, August 31. Additionally, a number of local restaurants are inviting the public to come pick up perishable items, produce, and more.
Free meals are available at the following locations today, August 31. Hoy hay comidas gratuitas en los siguientes lugares (31 de agosto).
Free Meal Distribution Sites for Tuesday, August 31
St. Roch Park — 1800 St Roch Avenue, 1 to 3 p.m.
Harmony Oaks — 2514 Washington Avenue, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
St Maria Goretti Church — 7300 Crowder Boulevard, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
New Philippians Church — 5234 N. Claiborne Boulevard, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Arthur Monday Center — 1111 Newton Street, 1 to 5 p.m
Rosenwald Rec Center — 1120 S. Broad Street, 3 to 5 p.m.
Life Transformation Community Center — 8606 Mark Street 4 to 6 p.m.
Beloved Mid City bar Pal’s Lounge has convened a number of top local kitchens to set up for free food and supply distribution today, August 31, from 2 to 6 p.m. Tacos Para Lavida, Budsi’s Authentic Thai, the Yard on Frenchmen, and Jewel of the South will all be present today at Pal’s, located at 949 North Rendon Street.
Yinzer’s Amazing Cheesesteaks, located at 1514 Delachaise Street, is giving away boxes of steak portions, bags of bread, provolone, and heads of romaine lettuce on Tuesday, August 31, between 2:30 and 4 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. And following a hugely successful food giveaway at MoPho on Monday, chef/owner Michael Gulotta is back at it again, giving away food from his other restaurant, Maypop, as announced on Instagram. From 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, stop by MoPho in Mid City at 514 City Park Avenue.
For information on how to help the mutual aid funds, nonprofits, and community groups getting hot meals and other resources to people on the ground right now, as well as how to access those resources, see Eater’s guide for how to help New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Ida.
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