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More than 100 LSU Health New Orleans dental and dental hygiene students, faculty, staff and volunteers will bring out their cooking pots to make a New Orleans-style lunch for first responders on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue. They’ll be cooking up jambalaya, vegetables and sides, along with desserts to thank those who serve and protect us. The students and volunteers will then pack up the meals, drinks, dental supplies and thank-you posters about 11:30 a.m. to be ready to start delivering between 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. to New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) stations.
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There will also be refreshments, games, music, and breakfast foods for the volunteers to enjoy as they help out at the event.

The project is a take-off on the TGIF celebrations at the dental school – outdoor events that feature cook-offs, music, games and socializing for the dental students, faculty, staff and families. Only this time, first responders will enjoy the fabulous food for which LSU Health New Orleans dental students are known. Each class “adopted” a police or fire station to serve Sunday. The event, started last year, is a tangible way to show appreciation for and support of the first responders who put their lives on the line for us every day.