Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts served 1,000 meals and delivered toys to families in need at the New Orleans Mission Dec. 20. The restaurant group, which includes Broussard's, The Bom-bay Club, Kingfish, Royal House Oyster Bar and others, has served more than 8,000 such meals since 2014.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation awarded $771,500 in grant funding to 50 New Orleans-area organizations, span-ning arts and culture, education, health care, social services and youth development. Since 2009, the foundation's IMPACT Program has granted more than $7 million to more than 150 nonprofits.
Tulane University erroneously sent emails to 130 college applicants on Dec. 14 welcoming them to campus and giving them Tulane email accounts and passwords — which worked. The university subsequently said Tulane Technology Services "inadvertently sent a notification" to prospective students, adding, "Tulane deeply regrets the confusion, anger, disappointment and frustration caused by this error."