Over the weekend Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm has caused significant damage along the Louisiana coast. The owner of the Moberly-based Zydeco’s Cajun Kitchen Food Truck, Randy Perkins, is no stranger to the power of these storms. Perkins lived for 45 years in New Orleans and is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Both Perkins and his wife Lynn have been serving Cajun specialties to area residents off their food truck for the past three years. However, they have plenty of friends back in New Orleans who have been seriously affected by this latest hurricane. Perkins says he has already heard about some of the damage sustained to his friends’ property.
Perkins has a fund for area residents to donate to help those affected by Hurricane Ida. On Monday Perkins will drive the food truck to New Orleans to help feed people at his old community church. Perkins details his trip plans.
The Fund that Perkins opened will go towards other resources like cleaning supplies, diapers, and paper products. For more information on how to donate visit the Zydeco’s Cajun Kitchen Food Truck website, at zydecos.co or visit their Facebook page.