September 3, 2020: LK Updates

 

 

The Broad Street Cafe is open for pick-up and UberEats delivery! We have a limited menu that you can find online HERE. Place an order for pick up at 504-822-4011 or delivery from Uber Eats! We require that you wear a mask when picking up your order

 

Check out these individually packaged boxed salads! This is a great option to provide lunch for your staff, family or friends during this time.

Visit www.libertyskitchen.org/catering to view our full Catering menu TODAY!

 

Congratulations to Marshell, the first YDP graduate since March when we had to pause programming. This graduation might have looked different with face masks, physical distancing, and limiting the amount of people at the ceremony, but we are so proud of Marshell for graduating and for securing a job!

I want to support the Youth Development Program!

 

You helped us surpass our goal of raising $3,000 in 3 weeks for our Youth Development Program!

These funds will support YDP trainees and alumni by providing two meals a day, uniforms, bus tokens, grocery boxes, social and career services, and now virtual training during this time.

Thank you to everyone who contributed & supported this fundraising effort; we appreciate you!

 

September 24 | Virtual Guest Chef Night

 After postponing last month’s dinner because of the two storms last week, we’ll be back on September 24th to host this event featuring Chef/Owner Michael Gulotta of Mopho and Edward Allen of Turning Tables! We will honor all guests’ tickets from August. Please email events@libertyskitchen.org with any questions. Thank you!

We are now in our 6th week of distributing 1,000 meals weekly to the New Orleans community. We’re grateful to the Hilton Foundation for the opportunity to provide meals to five local deserving organizations.

Please show your support to the following organizations providing for the New Orleans community: Ozanam InnCovenant HouseSouthern Solidarity, Lantern Light and Grace at the Greenlight.

Click HERE to see us featured on WGNO talking about creating 10,000 meals for local organizations!

 

Meet Michelle Mathew!

Michelle is our Development Director. A South Louisiana native, Michelle worked and studied around the globe for a decade before returning home in 2016. She landed at Liberty’s Kitchen and started out as our Pastry Instructor before moving into fundraising. She ensures that we’re telling our story the best we can while creating and cultivating relationships with donors, foundations and chefs.

Thank you, Michelle, for continuing to connect our community with crucial partnerships and support during this time!

Help our team continue to meet the moment. 

Wondering how you can pitch in and Hurricane Laura relief efforts?  

Please see a list below of local groups serving Louisiana residents at this time. We received a generous grant from GNOF’s Disaster Response and Restoration Fund earlier this year that helped us continue serving young people throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as well as partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank. We are grateful to these organizations and hope that you will be able to contribute to their work of supporting Louisiana communities.

Greater New Orleans Foundation: The foundation’s Disaster Response and Restoration Fund directs community contributions to the groups in its network that support community needs after a disaster, including immediate relief and long-term rebuilding. People can give directly to the fund at gnof.org/donors/ways-to-give/donate/.

Second Harvest Food Bank: The area’s largest hunger relief organization is cooking meals, preparing boxes of groceries and other critical supplies and organizing volunteers. To donate money or goods or volunteer, see no-hunger.org.

Flood & Disaster Outreach-New Orleans Cooks: This homegrown community feeding effort snaps into action after disasters, uniting restaurant professionals and other volunteers to prepare and distribute hot meals to people impacted by storms and first responders helping them.

Founder Amy Sins said people can help by volunteering or donating funds to pay for food and supplies. A registration form lets people indicate their skills and expertise as each campaign takes shape.

“Some people know how to run a kitchen, other people are make a bunch of calls for us, it all helps,” said Sins.

To contribute, provide supplies or register to volunteer, see chefamy.com/corona-outreach/.

SBP: the local disaster recovery group, created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has recovery guides available for residents and businesses at sbpprotects.org; it’s collecting financial donations for its Disaster Response Fund at 2020response.funraise.org; and it’s registering volunteers at sbpusa.org/get-involved/volunteer.

Information from nola.com

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