The Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated Sorority responded to Tropical Storm Barry by donating thousands of meals to a food bank in New Orleans.
What We Know:
- Thousands of sorority members gathered in New Orleans for their 54th National Convention. Unfortunately, Tropical Storm Barry forced sorority leaders to cut the four-day convention short, according to CBS 46.
- “The safety and well-being of our members and friends is our top priority,” said National President and CEO Beverly E. Smith.
- The storm is expected to produce 20 inches of rain and has already left thousands without power on the Gulf Coast. The tropical storm was labeled a category one hurricane but has since been downgraded.
- Instead of letting the food that would have been served at the convention go to waste, the organization decided to donate it to Second Harvest Food Bank of South Louisiana.
- The organization released a statement in regards to the donation decision. “As a response to the earlier than scheduled conclusion to the 54th National Convention the food which had been purchased by the Sorority through the convention center’s in-house catering service, Centerplate, was donated to local charities.”
- A total of 17,000 meals were delivered to the non-profit organization. The meals will be refrigerated and distributed to those affected by the storm.
The sorority is weathering the storm with this generous donation.