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The Lower Ninth Ward Grocery Store

Last month while watching the All-Star game, the NBA did a story on a couple in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans who spent their life saving in an effort to open the only grocery store in the community.

Burnell and Keasha Cotlon used $80,000 of their life savings and a GoFundMe campaign to open a grocery store, a laundry mat and a barber shop. Ellen DeGeneres donated 3 washers and 3 dryers to get him started with the laundry mat, she also gave him a new car so he can continue making deliveries to the customers who can’t make it to the market.

I wanted to do something to help the Cotlons in their efforts to help their community. Once a month I will make and send a batch of 31 bars for the Lower Ninth Ward Market for Burnell and his wife to sell for whatever they see fit.

Our first shipment of 31 Oatmeal bars will ship on March 31st