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Loyola provides free meals for Katrina Corps

Loyola press release - March 12, 2007

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans and Sodexho have teamed up to provide free meals to Katrina Corps volunteers throughout the month of March.

Volunteers from the college-student-oriented organization can come to the Saint Charles room in the Danna Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in March to enjoy a free hot meal.

Katrina Corps is a volunteer organization that was formed in December 2006 for the purpose of speeding up the recovery process in New Orleans, specifically by gutting houses so they can be refitted and made habitable again.

Katrina Corps contacted Professor Bill Quigley, director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola, to ask if the university could help. Loyola offered to provide free meals to the volunteers. Vance Howe, director of Loyola Dining Services, estimates about 315 free meals will be served to volunteers by the end of the month.

For more information about Katrina Corp, visit www.katrinacorps.org

New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.