NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans, Culture Aid NOLA will host a 70,000+ lb free food giveaway beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park in New Orleans 5400 Stadium Dr.

Guests at the event will receive bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, while dancing (in their cars) to brass bands curated by Derrick Freeman and DJ Siphne Aaye. No identification, paperwork or reservation is required to pick up groceries.

Cars should line up on Marconi Drive at City Park by Tad Gormley Stadium parking lot, a walk-up line will be located at the front entrance of Tad Gormley Stadium.

“We’re celebrating New Orleans’ spirit the best way we know how,” says Culture Aid NOLA Executive Director Erica Chomsky-Adelson, “With good food, good music, and good friends. As our city continues to recover from Hurricane Ida, we want to provide folks with groceries to keep them going.”

Cara Lambright, CEO of New Orleans City Park says “City Park is the People’s Park, and we are proud to support Culture Aid NOLA as they provide crucial resources to thousands of our families”

Along with partners Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans City Park, World Central Kitchen, Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, The New Orleans Musician’s Assistance Foundation, The Greater New Orleans Foundation, Sankofa,, Council Member Joe Giarrusso, Resilience Force, Premium Parking, and many more, the organization hopes to serve over 2,000 New Orleans families Wednesday afternoon.

Says Jay Vise, Director of Communications for Second Harvest Food Bank, “Second Harvest’s partnerships with other aid and disaster response organizations like Culture Aid NOLA greatly expands the number of people either of us could serve at events like this. We’ll continue to send supplies to all seventeen parishes impacted by Ida for as long as needed.”

When: Sept. 8, 2021, 2:00 pm

Where: Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans

What: Fill the Fridge free food distribution

Volunteers are also urgently needed, sign up at:

Contact: Erica Chomsky-Adelson, Executive Director, Culture Aid NOLA, 504-656-6445