A collaborative initiative focused on food equity and nutrition education for local culture bearers.

Photos by Marc Pagani Photography

Launched in 2020, Makin’ Groceries provides weekly, home-delivered care packages of nutritious groceries, prepared meals, community health education materials, and lagniappe to over 100 elderly and medically vulnerable cultural elders and their families.

Led and produced by a network of local musicians, community health workers, volunteers, and local businesses the program is designed in collaboration with those served to show gratitude and admiration for their profound influence on our local culture.

What began during the pandemic as a means of working to ensure food security and help sustain culture bearers, has evolved to address gaps in food equity and nutrition education, while remaining a constant health resource.

With dedicated and strategic effort, combined with community support, Makin’ Groceries will ensure local culture bearers have access to healthy food, and feel safe, mentally healthy, and cared for every week. Please help us honor, appreciate, and protect the creators, preservers, and perpetuators of New Orleans music and culture by donating today.

Makin’ Groceries Recipes

Delicious and nutritious meal ideas.

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If you are interested in donating goods or services, please contact us at or (504) 415-3514.

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Partnerships & Supporters

Special thanks to all individuals, organizations, and businesses that provide goods and services for Makin’ Groceries!

Jay and Miggy Monroe ~ Betsy Eberle Fifield ~ Professor Richard Rose

Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation ~ Bentson Foundation ~ Cox Communications


Congregation of St. Joseph ~ Lutz Family Fund ~ Alexa Georges and Jerry Armatis

Grande Krewe ~ Trinity Loaves and Fishes ~ Krewe of House Floats ~ The Howlin’ Wolf

Crescent City Classic’s Mardi Gras Parade-a-Thon ~ ABS Production Services ~ The Barman’s Fund