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Medium Rare to Fix Meals for Homebound Seniors on Nov. 21

07:00 November 16, 2023
By: Burke Bischoff

Feeding Those in Need

New NOLA steakhouse Medium Rare will be feeding over 200 senior apartment and nursing home residents right before Thanksgiving Day.

The lunch will take place on Tuesday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Medium Rare, which is located on 5538 Magazine St. and is one of four locations in the United States. Mark Bucher, proprietor of Medium Rare, and a team of volunteers will be preparing Thanksgiving meals to residents of both Flint Goodridge Apartments and St. Margaret's Daughters Home.

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Bucher is no stranger to feeding people who are in need. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he and his team helped to distribute hundreds upon thousands of Thanksgiving meals and turkeys to underserved communities and seniors in Washington, D.C.

Bucher also founded the non-profit Feed the Fridge in 2021, which has placed refrigerators around the DC metro area and pays local restaurants to fill them daily with fresh meals. To date, the organization has distributed over 700,000 free meals and paid more than $2,000,000 to help fight food insecurity in Washington, D.C.

According to Bucher, the non-profit is looking to also take up roots within New Orleans.

"It is our hope that Feed the Fridge, New Orleans, will officially begin in January 2024. Everyone benefits—partner chefs and restaurants receive compensation for providing meals and we reduce hunger by offering easy access to meals in and around neighborhoods of New Orleans. This would be the first most important food city in the south and second city to join the organization," said Bucher in a press release.

For more information about Medium Rare and Feed the Fridge, visit their respective websites.

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