Around 16,000 people attended to a big convention of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in New Orleans, Louisiana, this month. Delta Sigma Theta is a historically black sorority started at Howard University 105 years ago. Everything was already paid for, but the convention was cut short and the girls (including those shown below) had to pack up and leave before the arrival of Hurricane Barry.


Centerplate Caterers still had many pre-cooked meals ready for delivery when the convention ended early. Instead of wasting them, Delta Sigma Theta donated all 17,000 meals to help hurricane victims. Since they were prepped ahead of time, before the storm hit, they were ready as soon as people needed them. A spokesman for Second Harvest Food Bank, which distributed the meals, was impressed that when the convention was cancelled, the first thing the girls thought about was helping people.