Rebuilding New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, One Bag of Groceries at a Time

NationSwell 6 January 2015

A year ago, finding a grocery store within a mile of the Lower Ninth Ward was nearly impossible. The U.S Department of Agriculture even deemed the area a food desert, but thanks to 9th Ward resident Burnell Cotlin the community now has the luxury of buying a loaf of bread in their own community.