Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Wednesday, December 13 2017

New Orleans Convention Center & Centerplate Employees “CAN” Do It!

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Employees Donate 3,840 pounds of food to Giving HOPE Charity

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Centerplate employees demonstrated an overwhelming spirit of generosity at the Convention Center’s annual “CANstruction” food drive.

Individual Convention Center employees made charitable donations to support the food drive. Centerplate, the Convention Center’s exclusive food and beverage provider, matched the Center’s donation and leveraged their purchasing power to buy canned goods in bulk for the donation.

The food donation was presented to a local charity, Giving HOPE New Orleans, a non-profit dedicated to “changing lives through love.” The organization operates the Food Pantry of New Orleans, a full service Food Pantry and Hot Meal distribution center serving senior citizens and children in the New Orleans East area.

Giving HOPE estimated that the Convention Center and Centerplate employees’ donation would feed New Orleans’ hungry for one week.  “Thanks to the generous donation from Convention Center and Centerplate employees, Giving HOPE will be able to prepare 548 hot meals for senior citizens and 72 hot meals for children,” said Rebecca Cuellar, who serves on the board of directors of Giving HOPE.

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center & Centerplate Employees donated money towards the purchase of canned goods, to benefit Giving Hope New Orleans.



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