New Orleans restaurants feed flood relief workers, victims in Shreveport

The red river is still 7 feet above flood stage and it has brought out many people who want to help.

Two restaurant owners traveled hundreds of miles to help out and feed flood relief workers and flood victims.

Nearly 10 years ago, New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina.

“I lost my house in Katrina. I was displaced for 18 months and a lot of people came and helped us,” said Tomm Cvitanovich, Owner, Drago’s Seafood.

Now that the Red River has flooded homes in Shreveport-Bossier, two New Orleans restaurant owners decided it was their time to help.

“When New Orleans needed the buses, the first buses who got to New Orleans to help the people were the people from Shreveport,” said Cvitanovich.

So, the owners of Drago’s and Galatoire’s brought New Orleans food to Shreveport. They saw the damage personally on Monday.

“They flew into the downtown airport and I showed them around, they got back in the air a little bit more, talked to them and I said sure we’d love for you to do that,” said Caddo Parish Sheriff, Steve Prator.

Just two days later, they were feeding first responders and flood victims in Shreveport-Bossier City.

“This isn’t any just thrown together banquet food, this is some fine food,” said Prator.

The restaurants were hoping to feed anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people.

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