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By Jessica “mae” Xi, Staff Writer

Just in time for the holidays, Kappa Chapter at Loyola University Chicago hosted its 10th annual Unity Feast on Nov. 16.

The event provided a plate of food catered from Boston Market for each person that either contributed a monetary donation or donated two cans of nonperishable foods. The purpose of the event is twofold: to bring Loyola University and the Chicago community closer together through alleviating hunger and to provide meals to those in need.

Delta Phi Lambda sisters served the food at the event, which provided a great opportunity to meet members of their community and a chance to interact with attendees.

“Everyone serving food was friendly and approachable,” said Meghana Venkatesen, a sophomore student at Loyola. “I appreciated that the event was put on.”

Attendees included, not only members of the student population of Loyola University Chicago, but also brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. from DePaul University and sisters from other chapters in Chicago.

Sarah “Emina” Stolte, a sophomore and sister from Loyola, was very pleased that the event “had a pretty good turnout.”

“I was really happy that people didn’t just eat their food and leave,” Stolte said, “They stuck around to interact with each other and us as well. I got a chance to talk to people I hadn’t met yet, like members of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc., Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and more Loyola students. It drove home the fact that Unity Feast is a way for us all to be together.”

From Unity Feast, Kappa Chapter gathered 155 lbs. of food that was then donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, generating a total of 129 meals to fight hunger in Chicago. With the ongoing generosity for the Chicago community, Unity Feast has become a tradition that Kappa Chapter will certainly continue for years to come.

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Sisters from Loyola University Chicago serve food at their 10th annual Unity Feast on Nov. 16.


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