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GivingTuesday Liberty's Kitchen

December 3, is an opportunity for millions of people around the world to rally around the causes they believe in and build stronger neighborhoods, cities, and regions. United Way of Southeast Louisiana is proud to stand with our Community Partners to make that impact go even farther.



Your Giving Tuesday gift supports young people on their pathway to success.


About Us

Janet Gorence Davas opened our first location across the street from a New Orleans courthouse as a counterpoint to incarceration. Her vision was to create a place where young adults who had been neglected or criminalized could come for a hot meal, a job opportunity, and a support system. Ten years later, we are still that place, and over 750 young people have come through our doors. One important factor has changed. The young people who knocked on our door seeking guidance are now guiding us.  Liberty’s Kitchen now operates two dine-in locations, a catering business, and several community food access projects. We train motivated young adults who are facing extraordinary challenges to access employment and education, and develop their skills as leaders and mentors. These young leaders play pivotal roles in our businesses, programs, and planning. As we head into our second decade, we still sit around a kitchen table. But we are leveraging our expanded community presence and deep well of

Our Mission

Liberty’s Kitchen provides pathways for New Orleans young people to create and achieve their vision of success. Food–at the heart of our city’s economy, culture, and future–is our chosen vehicle for change.

Where Your Dollars Go

$25 Breakfast & Lunch For A Week

$50 Career Counseling

$100 Uniform for a trainee

$250 Transportation for 5 trainees for one week

$500 Stipends for one week of Externship

Where to Find Us

Facebook @LibertysKitchen

Twitter @libertyskitchen

Instagram @libertyskitchen