One of Louisiana's most famous chefs is lending a helping hand to workers who have been furloughed by the government shutdown. Chef Emeril Lagasse is offering free meals at his French Quarter restaurant NOLA, to federal employees who might need a hot meal.

The offer will begin on Monday, January 28th at 534 St. Louis St, and is good for take out only on weekdays from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Workers must show their Federal ID to get a delicious chicken sandwich and some gumbo from the restaurant. If you have any questions, call 504-522-6652. Chef Emeril, thank you for once again being such a great representative for the state of Louisiana!!