Crescent To Capitol

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On the Saturday after Mardi Gras, Rechell Cook flew to Atlanta for a show. She’s a singer and a hairdresser and had a few gigs to play. But when she got off the plane she got the chills. Then the aches and pains started.

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Many of 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.

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Dozens of people line up outside the Broadmoor Church in New Orleans for the Broadmoor Improvement Association’s monthly food pantry. Standing six feet apart, participants wait their turn to show their ID in exchange for a box of groceries.