CrescentCity.com launches Meal Assistance Program for the LGBTQ community, service industry, and gig economy workers impacted by food security issues resulting from COVID-19
UPDATE: April 16, 2020 – CrescentCity.com Meal Assistance Program set to provide over 20,000 meals this week to LGBTQ community and out-of-work service industry workers
New Orleans, LA – April 3, 2020 – In partnership with Gate Group, Gate Gourmet, Ambush Magazine, OZ New Orleans, The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, District “C” Councilmember Kristin Palmer, “At-Large” Councilmember Jason Rogers Williams, and Betty’s Bar and Bistro, Reed Wendorf, Editor in Chief of Ambush Magazine and Sarah Manowitz, General Manager of OZ New Orleans have launched a weekly meal assistance program for the LGBTQ community, service industry, and gig economy workers impacted by food security issues resulting from COVID-19.
Beginning on Saturday, April 4, 2020, those that sign up for the program will be provided with hot, cold, shelf stable meals, and pantry items on a rolling basis throughout the week. These items will be available for pick-up and delivery at their distribution center located at Betty’s Bar & Bistro at 700 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 in the French Quarter.
“As community leaders, our first priority is to ensure that the LBGTQ+ and service industry communities have the economic and food security resources they need, so that we can make it through this uncertain time together,” commented Sarah Manowitz, General Manager of OZ New Orleans.
Additional resources are being added to their website www.crescentcity.com daily, including lists of resources, open businesses, and a virtual tipping portal called Tip Random.
“Our first goal has been to provide as much valuable information while also measuring what the needs are. We’ve redesigned and launched the new website to serve as a platform to connect the community with local resources,” added Reed Wendorf, Editor in Chief of Ambush Magazine. “Businesses who would like to be listed should reach out to us. We’re prioritizing those that are providing free and discounted services, but we also want to highlight all open New Orleans businesses that are practicing social distancing.”
The first meals will be distributed Saturday to the first 121 participants who registered on Monday. Over 400 participants have already registered and will begin receiving meals on Tuesday.
If you are able to supply food or other resources to distribute, please contact us.
Persons in need of assistance are encouraged to sign up for the program at: www.crescentcity.com/get-meal-assistance/
For more information or to make food or monetary donations, contact:
Reed Wendorf, Editor In Chief, Ambush Magazine, 504-321-1810, email@example.com
Sarah Manowitz, General Manager, Oz New Orleans, 504-609-9378, firstname.lastname@example.org