NEW ORLEANS - District “A” Councilmember Joe Giarrusso is partnering with Culture Aid NOLA, City Park, and others to give away thousands of pounds of free food beginning at 2 PM on Wednesday, September 8, at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park.
All participants will receive bags of fresh fruit and veggies to restock their fridges after more than a week without electricity. There will also be brass bands curated by Derrick Freeman and DJ Siphne Aaye.
No identification, paperwork or reservation is required to pick up groceries. Cars should line up on Marconi Drive at City Park by the Tad Gormley Stadium parking lot. A walk-up line will be located at the front entrance of the stadium.
“One of the very first expenses when recovering from a hurricane is restocking your fridge, and we all know that is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Councilmember Giarrusso. “I am proud to partner with Culture Aid NOLA, City Park, and additional sponsors to give just a bit of relief to everyone recovering from this storm.”
“We’re celebrating New Orleans’ spirit the best way we know how, with good food, good music, and good friends,” said Culture Aid NOLA Executive Director Erica Chomsky-Adelson. “As our city continues to recover from Hurricane Ida, we want to provide folks with groceries to keep them going.”
This event is also sponsored by 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, lowernine.org, Resilience Force, Premium Parking, and many more. Councilmember Giarrusso expects thousands of families to receive free groceries during the event.
WHO: Councilmember Giarrusso, Culture Aid NOLA, City Park, and sponsors
WHAT: "Fill the Fridge" free food distribution
WHEN: Wednesday, September 8 at 2 PM
WHERE: Tad Gormley Stadium (City Park), 5400 Stadium Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124