The culinary team for this event is headed by Loaves & Fishes Centers Board Member Teletha Benjamin and Loaves & Fishes Centers Executive Director Joan Smith, both of whom have connections to Southern Louisiana. The pair will be using a traditional Creole-style recipe passed down in Teletha’s family. This is the fifth year for the Creole Jambalaya event, which raises needed funds to help serve hot meals to in Northeast Portland.
“The daily menu at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center has evolved to include a variety of soul food entrées,” said Center Manager David Lomax. “The food has received such good reviews that we decided to make it available to the general public for one special night. We guarantee a sumptuous feast to delight the tastebuds!”
The menu includes authentic Creole-style jambalaya (a non-seafood version is available), along with bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children and $25 for a family ticket for four. Tickets are available from the center. Meals are available for take-out.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Loaves & Fishes is located at 5325 NE MLK Blvd. in Portland. For more information, call David Lomax at 503.953.8207.
About Loaves & Fishes Centers: Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 33 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 7,500 volunteers, the nonprofit, nonsectarian agency now serves 5,000 meals daily and more than 1.4 million meals each year. The agency celebrates 40 years of service to seniors in 2010. Visit: www.LoavesAndFishesOnline.org