responding to hurricane isaac, sept. 3

community kitchen served a free meal monday in the 7th ward on Rocheblave & Onzaga St. to residents that had been without power for six straight days.  red beans & rice, egg salad, eggplant, and a fresh green salad with veggies were a welcome meal for folks who had to throw out food from warm refrigerators and many of whom couldn’t cook with their electric stoves. community kitchen also distributed free fresh produce. fruit & vegetables were just as popular as the hot food, and one neighbor commented how the supermarket up on Carrollton had run out of most produce by the time she had arrived there, so this produce distribution was a blessing.

today we’re preparing our regular tuesday meal to serve in Duncan Plaza downtown across from city hall, near the main branch public library, at 3pm.

some of the supplies donated for these meals came from OccupyIsaac and Portlight. Interoccupy is doing a funds & supplies drive to support Community Kitchen, Common Ground, and other relief agencies.

 




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  • WHO?

    community kitchen is a volunteer-run food share in New Orleans that brings together folks who love to grow, gather, cook, and serve food in order to reduce food waste and hunger while supporting those most marginalized by capitalism and the industrial food system.
    read more about us...

    you can reach us via email:
    kitchen at commiekitsch dot org
    or fone: 504.383.3349

    + solidarity catering request form

  • WHERE? WHEN?

    current nola food-shares:

    * TUE :: community kitchen:
    hot food serving 3-4pm @ duncan plaza between city hall & the main branch public library.

    * WED :: hot food share, serving 2pm @ the mission in central city.

    * there should be more...
    you could start one!

    WHY?

    because there's too much food being thrown away, & because the right to be free from hunger is a fundamental human right.
    read Via Campesina‘s seven principles of food sovereignty...

    Family Farm Defenders: The Food Sovereignty Struggle within the Global Justice Movement

    "Solidarity is not a matter of altruism. Solidarity comes from the inability to tolerate the affront to our own integrity of passive or active collaboration in the oppression of others, and from the deep recognition of our most expansive self-interest. From the recognition that, like it or not, our liberation is bound up with that of every other being on the planet, and that politically, spiritually, in our heart of hearts we know anything else is unaffordable."
    - Aurora Levins Morales