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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu to visit New Seafood Market, the first recipient of New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative Loan

March 07, 2013


NEW ORLEANS, LA–Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will visit the new DaFresh Seafood and Produce Store, which recently opened at the corner of Baronne Street and Jackson Avenue in Central City. DaFresh was the first recipient of funding from the New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative (FFRI), a program that aims to increase access to fresh food in underserved areas. DaFresh is managed by Douglas B. Kariker, a native New Orleanian, who owns the property with Gay Kariker, Lauren Cook and Harvey Cook.


Mayor Mitch Landrieu


12:45pm today


DaFresh Seafood and Produce Store
2139 Baronne Street

About the FFRI

The New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative (FFRI) aims to increase access to fresh foods in traditionally underserved neighborhoods in New Orleans,  to provide quality employment opportunities and to serve as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. The program provides direct financial assistance to retail businesses by awarding forgivable and/or low-interest loans to supermarkets, grocery stores, and other fresh food retailers. The City has provided $7 million in Disaster Community Development Block Grant funds toward the program, which was matched  by the City’s partner, Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE) for a total of $14 million.  The City has partnered with HOPE and The Food Trust to implement this program.

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