LIST: Hurricane Ida meal distributions and cooling stations available for residents

Garage destroyed by Hurricane Ida

Garage destroyed by Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The City of New Orleans announced meal distribution and upcoming cooling station locations for citizens in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Wednesday, September 1

Free meals will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Treme Rec Center (900 North Villere St.)
  • Cut Off Rec Center (6600 Belgrade St.)
  • Gernon Brown Rec Center (1001 Harrison Ave.)
  • Milne Rec Center (5420 Franklin Ave.)
  • Stallings St. Claude Rec Center (4300 St Claude Ave.)
  • John P Lyons Rec Center (624 Louisiana Ave.)
  • Joe W Brown Rec Center (5601 Read Blvd.)
  • Rosenwald Rec Center (1120 South Broad Ave.)

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, cooling stations are available at these locations through use of air-conditioned RTA buses. Also, charging stations are available for citizens to charge their cell phones.

Cooling stations are also available at these locations through the use of air-conditioned RTA buses.

Additionally, the Louisiana National Guard is holding drive-thru water and MRE distribution events through 6 p.m. today at the following locations. Additional locations will be announced on Sept. 2:

  • Joe Brown Park (5745 Read Blvd).
  • Mahalia Jackson Theater (1451 Basin St.)

For more information on distribution locations and all City of New Orleans Hurricane Ida recovery, visit NOLA Ready at and follow NOLA Ready on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Text updates are also available by texting NOLAREADY to 77295.

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