A ardour for cooking and serving to: Kennermann feeds households from his entrance yard


KENNER (WGNO) —Kenner was badly hit by Hurricane Ida and the people who live there are still picking up the broken pieces with the help of great neighbors.

“It’s gone, I’m moving out,” said David Westbrook, Kenner Resident.

Westbrook has lived on California Avenue in Kenner for 55 years. He says goodbye to his home.

“I have to start all over my life, I have nothing here,” he said.

Because of Hurricane Ida, a huge tree destroyed his house and totally destroyed his car.

“It’s a big mess,” said Westbrook.

But he thinks it’s a sign from his mother, who died eight months ago.

“I have told all my friends that this hurricane is coming, if this house is not destroyed my mother wants me to stay, but if it is destroyed my mother wants me to start a new life,” he said.

To help David, his family set up a GoFundMe account under his name.

As David begins a new life miles away on East Louisiana State Drive in Kenner, there is a man who helps others rebuild their lives through food.

“I knew I could feed the masses, so I’m working on feeding the people,” said Bradley Burdett.

Burdett certainly has cooking in his blood.

“My mother had a restaurant in Metairie called Pam’s Place, so I grew up near a restaurant. I just have a passion for cooking, ”he said.

A passion for cooking and a passion for helping.

“I want to be able to give to other people because I have been very lucky,” he said.

If you’d like to pick up a free meal, you can do so at 428 East Louisiana State Drive in Kenner.


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