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Wheelin' Meals to the Front Line

13:24 April 28, 2020
By: Kim Ranjbar

In addition to their efforts to feed furloughed industry folk, POB United - a partnership led by Port Orleans Brewing Co. between NATCO Food Service, Louisiana Fresh Produce and Blue Runner Red Beans - has now teamed up with Dirty Dishes Food Truck and the Jefferson Physicians' Foundation to provide over 1000 free meals to local hospital staff this week. "When we saw what POB United was doing for the community we wanted to do the same for the staff at our hospitals," said Dr. Eric Ehrensing, a physician at Ochsner Health and member of the Jefferson Physicians' Foundation. "We feel it is vitality important to support our staff on-site at the hospital with more than just PPEs —these meals will strengthen their morale and raise their spirits during these long and arduous days."

Dirty Dishes, a food truck owned and operated by Lesley Turner and her husband Artis, are known for the "Dirty Mac 'n' Cheese and the creative crepes they were slinging at St. Roch Market on St. Claude Avenue. Seeking direction in the current crisis, the Turner's were excited by the opportunity to work with POB United. "It wasn't about the money. We were blessed, so it was time for us to be a blessing. A phone call from a friend changed it all, making way for an opportunity for us to do what we love."

Today and tomorrow, POB United and Dirty Dishes are providing hot meals (today it was Dirty Dishes' killer jambalaya!) to healthcare workers at Ochsner Baptist and East Jefferson General Hospital respectively. If you're interested in helping their cause, feel free to donate online at portorleansbrewing.com.

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