Banks, Giarrusso set up food distribution sites

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Volunteers hand out food Wednesday (April 15) in front of the Goodwill store. (via Facebook)

The Wednesday food pantry organized by Councilman Jay H. Banks’ office includes walk-up distribution. (via Facebook)

District A Councilman Joe Giarrusso and District B Councilman Jay Banks are holding weekly food distribution events for those who find themselves in financial straits because of the pandemic.

Giarrusso is teaming up with state Rep. Mandie Landry, District 91, and Second Harvest Food Bank to give out food on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School at 2901 S. Carrollton Ave.

To sign up to volunteer or to get more information, contact Claire.Byun@nola.gov.

Volunteers hand out food Wednesday (April 15) in front of the Goodwill store.

The District B food giveaway is hosted by Banks with assistance from Goodwill Industries, Second Harvest Food Bank, Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership Development) and Culture Aid NOLA.

It’s held at the Goodwill store at Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until supplies run out.

For more information or to volunteer, call 504-658-1020.

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