New Orleans (Baton Rouge and Detroit coming soon)
Our fabulous chef, Lorraine, provides home-cooked meals for volunteers each day. Lorraine, a New Orleans native, loves her city and Camp Restore volunteers and it shows through her food!
A hot breakfast is provided Monday through Friday at 7 AM. Be sure to eat plenty so you have lots of energy for your work day! Our breakfast menu changes daily and you may find biscuits, eggs, pancakes and sausage on any given day, as well as cereal every day.
Each volunteer has the opportunity to pack their own lunch at breakfast, Monday through Friday, from a selection of sandwich materials, chips, fruit and dessert items provided by Camp Restore.
We offer dinner Sunday through Thursday night at 6 PM. The menu consists of everything from All-American favorites baked chicken and spaghetti to New Orleans classics gumbo and jambalaya.
We prepare meat-free options for those who prefer not to eat meat. Please let us know at least a week before arrival so we can accommodate anyone in your group. We often serve large numbers and it can be difficult to suit all restrictions and tastes within our limits, but we do endeavor to help meet the needs of our volunteers as much as possible.
Additionally, there is a full-size supermarket within a few blocks of Camp and we’ve made refrigerators available for use.
In order to help deliver the greatest value, we have volunteers assist with meal-prep and clean-up shifts each week, with different teams for each meal. Each shift, volunteers help set up and prepare, serve and assist in clean-up after the meal. Meal prep and clean-up doesn’t take long and shouldn’t interfere with your work day or evening plans.