New Orleans food banks helping residents after Hurricane Zeta


    People requiring food assistance after Hurricane Zeta and the days of power outages that followed will be able to visit food banks and pantries throughout New Orleans this week, according to the city government’s website.

    Hope House Inc. on 916 St. Andrew St. will distribute food Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m.  to  4:00 p.m.  Hope House will also distribute food Friday from 9 a.m. – to 1 p.m. All those distributions are meant for residents in the 70130 ZIP code.

    Council Member Kristin Palmer & Second Harvest Drive-Thru Food Pantry on 1111 Newton St. will distribute food Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:00.

    Hope the Food Pantry of New Orleans on 1500 N. Johnson St. will distribute food everyday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to  5 p.m. and running a soup kitchen each day from noon to 1 p.m.

    New Philippians Missionary Baptist Church on 5234 North Claiborne Ave. will distribute food Friday at 10 a.m.

    Giving Hope Food Pantry on 13040 I-10 Service Rd. will distribute food from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday through Saturday.

    Maria Goretti Church on 7300 Crowder Blvd. will distribute food at noon Friday.

    The power outages in New Orleans were pervasive and long lasting and likely contributed to a massive spoilage of food. Almost 80 percent of electricity customers were without power immediately after the storm, and according to the Louisiana Public Service Commission utility outage map, 3 percent of the power customers in New Orleans were still without power Monday.