BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – A restaurant in New Orleans prepared and distributed meals to people in Lafourche Parish.
The Galatoire Foundation prepared and distributed 1,000 of its own meals to residents, first responders and linemen in the Lafourche Parish on Saturday, according to an official press release.
“We know very well that the road to recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida is long, but we can make a positive difference each day along the way,” Galatoire Foundation President and Galatoire’s President and CEO Melvin Rodrigue said.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said he appreciates the Galatoire Foundation and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral are bringing joy to the parish and recognizing the hard work that everyone is doing.
“Line workers, first responders, electricians, plumbers and other trades are working day and night to move Lafourche Parish down the road to recovery,” Webre said. “Neighbors are helping neighbors. Families are helping families.”
Galatoire’s chefs and volunteer chefs from New Orleans Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church cooked the food Thursday at Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon St. in the French Quarter.
“Sharing a meal together, even for a few minutes, can bring a sense of normalcy and keep you going,” Webre said.
“Our friends and neighbors in Lafourche have been with New Orleans and Galatoire’s when we needed it the most, and we are going to be there for them today and in the future,” Rodrigue said.