Faubourg St. John to FEED THE FIRST During Mardi Gras

Faubourg St. John will again “FEED THE FIRST” during Mardi Gras weekend.  Our First District Officers work 12 hour shifts during this time and are very appreciative of the fresh breakfast and lunches we provide.

If you’re available to help FEED THE FIRST, please write to info@fsjna.org

Can’t donate your time?

Faubourg St. John is a 501c3 non-profit
Donations are tax deductible

Donations are always welcome in any amount.
Please mail checks made out to the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association to:

Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association
P.O. Box 19101
New Orleans, LA 70179

Thank you!

photos below by Charlie London

The officers of NOPD’s 1st District are very grateful for the support from neighborhood organizations and the Deutsches Haus

Heartfelt thanks to all those who donate each year
FEED THE FIRST is not possible without your support!

Linda Landesberg, Brenda London, Charlotte Pipes, Ronnie Brink, Bonnie Lee, Mona McMahon, Diane Angelico, Charlie London along with Joe & Doranel Stephany and  Deutsches Haus  have worked hard this year to make the annual Feed the First program work!   Your support is much appreciated.


article below by Alicia Serrano of the Mid-City Messenger


The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association is hosting its annual “Feed the First” event this Mardi Gras weekend.

Faubourg St. John provides a hot breakfast and lunch to the First District NOPD officers working during the Mardi Gras weekend, with shifts that can last up to 12 hours.

“You can’t believe how satisfying it is to see these poor officers come in from their shifts and we feed them and everybody’s in a much better mood,” Linda Landesberg, head of Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association events, said at last month’s meeting.

According to Landesberg, the association will provide breakfast and lunch for about 80 officers for four days at the First District station. Bagged lunches are also provided for officers along the parade route as well.

“There is a group of us that go and we actually bring a hot breakfast and serve our First District NOPD on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday and we also do two hot lunches for them on Saturday afternoon and on Monday afternoon,” Landesberg said.

This year, Faubourg St. John will partner with Deutches Haus, Parkway Bakery, Terrenova’s and The Ruby Slipper for breakfast and lunch food items.

Landesberg said the event normally costs the association about $1500 to get, prepare and serve the food. At the meeting, she described the hard work that goes into making the officers’ healthy breakfasts and snacks, with association members starting preparation at 4 a.m.

“We have a great time doing it, but we’re pretty exhausted afterwards,” she said. “It’s a really nice community event and the officers are happy.”

To read about one of the previous Feed the First events click here and to donate or find out how to volunteer for the event email info@fsjna.org.