Iconic New Orleans Restaurant Distributes Meals to Lafourche Parish Residents

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – A restaurant in New Orleans has prepared and distributed meals to residents of the parish of Lafourche.

The Galatoire Foundation prepared and distributed 1,000 of its own meals to residents, first responders and linemen in the parish of Lafourche on Saturday, according to an official statement.

“We know full well that the road to recovery from Hurricane Ida is long, but we can make a positive difference every day along the way,” said Melvin Rodrigue, President of the Galatoire Foundation and President and CEO of Galatory.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said he appreciates the Galatoire Foundation and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity bringing joy to the parish and recognizing the hard work everyone is doing.

“Line workers, first responders, electricians, plumbers and other trades are working day and night to get the parish of Lafourche back on the road to recovery,” Webre said. “The neighbors help the neighbors. Families help families.

Galatoire chefs and volunteer chefs from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Orleans cooked the food Thursday at the Galatoire 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 at Lafourche have been with New Orleans and the Galatoire when we needed them most, and we will be there for them today and in the future,” said Rodrigue.

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