The potential of Hurricane Barry’s impact may have canceled Delta Sigma Theta’s sorority convention in New Orleans, but not all of their efforts for the celebratory weekend were in vain. 

Hurricane Barry, which was upgraded from a tropical storm on Saturday morning, developed earlier in the week and moved slowly throughout the Gulf Coast region, subsequently flooding streets, homes and businesses. According to AP News, New Orleans’ floodgates were sealed for the first time since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

Jay Vise, a spokesperson from Second Harvest, told The Times-Picayune the donations are vital during disaster relief operations. The salvaged food included portions of chicken breast, potatoes au gratin, macaroni and cheese and flourless chocolate cake. 

Before leaving the city to return home, sorority members donated their time and efforts to the Barry Relief Kitchen in New Orleans.