Feed the Need NOLA was created by the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association (GNOHLA) to help eliminate some of the financial burden that shelters are facing in today’s economic environment. The goal is to serve approximately 200 meals per week through partnerships with The New Orleans Mission and St. Jude Community Center.
Each week a different member hotel or affiliate from the Greater New Orleans area will prepare, deliver, and serve meals to those in our community who are most vulnerable. In Louisiana, one in six households is at risk of hunger every day. During this period of economic uncertainty, many families are faced with decreased or even lost employment, which strains an already-stretched pocketbook to pay for simple daily needs. Feed the Need NOLA will help save thousands in food costs annually for both the New Orleans Mission and St. Jude Community Center, freeing up funding for other needs at their respective organizations. “It’s wonderful to see the hospitality community come together to help fight hunger,” said David Bottner, Executive Director of the New Orleans Mission. “As you know, over the past ten years, the number of homeless citizens in New Orleans has grown significantly. We are so thankful for the help of the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association to lend a hand – by coming together we can make a greater impact in making a difference.”