April 29, 2021
Councilmember Palmer and Culture Aid NOLA to Host Drive-Thru Food Pantry on Saturday  
NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Culture Aid NOLA will host a drive-thru food pantry in Treme at the Bell Artspace Campus on Saturday, May 1 at 10 AM. As a reminder, Councilmember Palmer and Second Harvest Food Bank will not host a food pantry in Algiers this week at the Arthur Monday Center but will return Friday, May 7. Councilmember Palmer and Second Harvest Food Bank are hosting a food pantry in Algiers every other Friday due to the growing number of residents returning to work, reducing the need for emergency food distribution sites across the city. 

Since the pandemic, Councilmember Palmer organized food pantries with Second Harvest Food Bank, World Central Kitchen, and Culture Aid NOLA to distribute more than 615,000 pounds of food to families and individuals financially impacted by COVID-19. Documentation is not required to receive a food pantry box, and walk-ups are welcomed. 
Food pantry and meal distribution (drive-up and walk-up):

Friday, April 30
(No food pantry scheduled this Friday) 

Saturday, May 1
  • 10 AM to 12 PM
  • Bell Artspace Campus
  • 2100 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119


Media Contact:
Tiffaney Bradley
Director of Communications and Special Projects 
District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer
New Orleans City Council 
The New Orleans City Council is the legislative branch of New Orleans city government. The Council considers and enacts all local laws that govern the City of New Orleans. The Council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City, as recommended by the mayor, and continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The City Council is also the regulatory body for public utilities. It also reviews and has final say on many land use and zoning matters, as well as considers major economic development projects for the City. As a Board of Review for Orleans Parish, the Council examines appeals of property tax assessments for real estate taxes, and certifies tax rolls to the Louisiana Tax Commission. Other responsibilities of the Council include overseeing the operation of the public access television in Orleans Parish. Streaming video and video archives of the City Council's Regular and Committee meetings can be found on the City Council website.

The City Council is comprised of five districts and two Councilmembers-at-Large: Council President and Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno, Council Vice President and Interim Councilmember-At-Large Donna Glapion, District "A" Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso, District "B" Councilmember Jay H. Banks, District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District "D" Councilmember Jared C. Brossett, and District "E" Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen.