We had an eventful week at JTRA, New Orleans’ largest food bank. With the unemployment lines rising, the lines at the food bank are steadily increasing. JTRA (www.JTRA.org) will distribute 3 million pounds of food this year which is the equivalent to over an 18 wheeler a week. Sadly, we had to close for the day as we ran out of food. The demand was greater than the supply.
On Friday, JTRA founder and Executive Director Debra South Jones put on a huge spread with the Annual Fish Fry. The fish fry is a favorite fund raiser for the food bank. This year they served a little over 400 meals of Fried Catfish, pasta, and green beans! The reviews were great!