Photo provided by the Galatoire Foundation - Galatoire CEO and President Melvin Rodrigue presents Lighthouse Louisiana’s Erin McQuade Wright and Liberty Kitchen’s David Emond checks from this season’s Christmas and Mardi Gras Table Auctions on behalf of the Galatoire Foundation. The check presentation took place at Galatoire’s Restaurant in the French Quarter.

The Galatoire Foundation recently presented donations to two local nonprofits, Liberty’s Kitchen and Lighthouse Louisiana. The foundation raised the funds at its annual Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions on Dec. 1 and Jan. 26.

Proceeds from the Galatoire’s table auctions will help Liberty’s Kitchen continue in its mission to transform the lives of vulnerable New Orleans youth through employability and life skills training. Galatoire’s table auction donations also will contribute to Lighthouse Louisiana’s efforts to serve people with disabilities in the community by providing job training, competitive employment and service.

Created in 2010, the Galatoire Foundation establishes a framework for the restaurant’s community activities and donations.

The foundation surpassed more than $1.1 million raised since the inception of its holiday table auctions.