NOLA Flora and Gladewaves Partner to Light Up Big Red Boxes

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Big Red Box Program is a barrier free food pantry in at risk and demographically  diverse communities started by local nonprofit Gladewaves. By working with small neighborhood churches and organizations, the program provides a place where the community can work together to meet the food needs of their neighborhood.

During the month of December, Gladewaves is hosting a “Light up the Box” event at all eight of the Big Red Box locations. Ashley Bateman, owner of NOLA Flora will decorate each of the Big Red Boxes on different days throughout the month, and Gladewaves will distribute 200 hot meals* to the community to celebrate.


Listed below is the date and time of each Lighting: 

Dec. 1 – Second District Police Station

3401 Broadway St, Noon

               *Hot meals will be distributed


Dec. 2 – Our Lady of Prompt Succor

2320 Paris Rd, Chalmette, 1 pm

               *Hot meals will be distributed


Dec. 7 – St Philip’s Episcopal Church

3643 Aurora Dr, Noon


Dec. 8 – St Rita Catholic Church

2729 Lowerline St, 11 am

               *Hot meals will be distributed


Dec. 9 – Kids of Excellence Center

3301 Higgins Blvd, 2 pm

               *Hot meals will be distributed


Dec. 14 – Church of the Annunciation

4505 S. Claiborne, Noon


Dec. 15 – St Mark’s Episcopal

3245 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, Noon


Dec. 16 – Trinity Community Center

3908 Joliet St, 11 am

               *Hot meals will be distributed


For sponsorship opportunities, businesses are encouraged to contact Gladewaves at



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