Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Donates 17,000 meals from convention to New Orleans disaster relief

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.