All over the city, people are renewing and doubling down on their gardening efforts, or planting and growing their own food for the first time.
Author: Ben Depp
Ben Depp is an artist and National Geographic Society Explorer living in New Orleans. See more of his work from South Louisiana at www.bendepp.com.
The new frontline of food relief in New Orleans
The New Orleanians responding to the COVID-19 disaster by starting food relief programs don't think of it as charity. They think of it as solidarity. Mutual aid. Some groups that have stepped up, like Familias Unidas, were already doing this work. Others, like the NOLA Tree Project, were doing entirely different work. And others didn't even exist before the coronavirus hit. They came together in the crisis.