Katrina Survivor Cooks for Dallas' Homeless

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    Connecticut wants to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. One plate at a time, local restaurants aim to raise money Thursday night for this nationwide problem.

    A former New Orleans resident who lost his home four years ago this weekend in Hurricane Katrina now cooks 500 to 600 meals a day for Dallas' homeless.

      Retired electric company worker and former Army cook Eugene Rouzan has resettled in the Dallas area and volunteers with the SoupMobile. It serves meals on the streets of South Dallas out of a van.
     
    Known as "Chef Gene," he's earned a reputation as a good cook armed with spices such as cayenne pepper.
     
    Rouzan is one of countless Gulf Coast residents who rebuilt their lives in North Texas after the hurricane.
     
    He says he needs to give back and takes satisfaction in knowing that the homeless will get "a hearty meal that sticks to their rib."