New Orleanians in need of fresh groceries can stock up at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans City Park starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Food aid non-profit Culture Aid NOLA will distribute more than 70,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables via drive-thru and walk-up lines at a free event called “Fill the Fridge.”
Cars should line up on Marconi Drive at City Park by Tad Gormley Stadium parking lot. A walk-up line will be located at the front entrance of Tad Gormley Stadium.
Organizers say no identification, paperwork or reservation is required to pick up groceries. Brass band music curated by Derrick Freeman and DJ Siphne Aaye will provide entertainment while drivers pickup items.
“We’re celebrating New Orleans’ spirit the best way we know how,” Culture Aid NOLA executive director Erica Chomsky-Adelson said in a release. “With good food, good music, and good friends. As our city continues to recover from Hurricane Ida, we want to provide folks with groceries to keep them going.”
Culture Aid NOLA is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans City Park, World Central Kitchen, Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, The New Orleans Musician’s Assistance Foundation and other organizations for the relief effort.
The organization says it hopes to serve over 2,000 New Orleans families Wednesday afternoon.
Organizers say they are also in need in volunteers. Those interested can find more information and sign up at cultureaidnola.org/fillthefridge.
Tad Gormley Stadium is located at 5400 Stadium Drive in New Orleans.