Monday, February 8, 2016

MR. CURTIS: CREOLE COMFORT FOOD and FINDING A WAY TO HAVE A FEEDING SCHEDULE FOR THE HOMELESS

Previously unreleased notes: Released 2016



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 Honouring the works of Mr. Curtis Moore of Pralines and hundreds of 'ordinary' folks who would bring their entire families to feed and help the homeless. When speaking with Mr. Curtis he once told me, 

"We need to find a way to have a feeding schedule for feeding the homeless."

 
One of the most amazing things I would witness when handing out hot hands and other necessities to the homeless after the levy flooding in New Orleans, was how families would pull up their car, pull out big foil food containers, paper plates, cups, drinks and utensils to feed the poor.  Parents would tell me how important it was for their children to learn how to take care of the poor and those less fortunate then themselves 'with' them. Single people, families, Church groups, and Praline's owner Mr. Curtis Moore would all come and share food from their hearts and souls.

What an honour I was blessed with to witness their acts of generosity and kindness!






City of New Orleans is working hard to criminalize homelessness and expects to pass a new ordinance in April to allow the arrest of homeless people who sleep on the street. New Orleans homeless population has doubled since Katrina. Experts now estimate that 1 in 25 people in New Orleans is homeless, the highest rate in the nation.

See: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-03-16-neworleans-homeless-rate_N.htm

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