This article originally appeared in the STL Jewish Light on May 9, 2019.
By Stacy Bernstein
On our third day in New Orleans my teen group spent the morning volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank. That afternoon, we walked into a local grocery store in the Lower Ninth Ward where the group was greeted by the owner, Burnell. Over the next hour, Burnell shared with us the story of how he had rebuilt his grocery store and community in the 14 years since Hurricane Katrina.