If you’re a regular here at The Food Channel, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been bringing you stories about the ongoing recovery of the American Gulf Coast, where folks are still struggling with the aftermath of this summer’s oil spill.
We’ve been down there, talking to the fishermen, the restaurateurs, the seafood merchants, helping to tell their stories—and send their message that the seafood is safe and the beaches are clean.
Now there’s a way for you to help.
There’s a new website called iluvthegulf.com, that is offering for sale t-shirts and caps with a simple message of support: I love the Gulf. Well, the word “love” is not actually part of the graphic. The word is replaced by a heart formed by two Gulf shrimp—a very cool design. The shirts and caps are available in black or brown.
Here’s the help part: 10% of every purchase goes to Chefs Who Care, a charitable foundation established by legendary New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme specifically to help the fishermen and women, and their families. Many of them have had only sporadic work, and they are still waiting for recovery to occur. Chefs Who Care was established to help fill the gap until Mother Nature can do her work and help them get back on track.
We invite you to check out the site and take a look at the shirts and caps. They might even make a nice last-minute holiday gift. For more information, visit iluvthegulf.com.
Additional donations may be sent to:
Chefs Who Care
720 Distributors Row
Harahan, LA 70123
I Love the Gulf™