KCC’s popular Soul Food Luncheon returns Feb. 26

Attendees go through the food line at one of KCC's annual Soul Food Luncheon events.

Kellogg Community College’s annual Soul Food Luncheon, one of the College’s Black History Month events, will happen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.26, in the Kellogg Room on the campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

The event, which is open to the public, is $5 for students and $10 for employees and the general public.

Tickets can be purchased at the KCC Student Life office before the event or at the door on the day of the event.

Foods that will be served include barbecue ribs, fried chicken, cornbread, collard greens, soulful jambalaya, baked mac and cheese and pound cake.

The event started at KCC several years ago as a way for then-Vice President of Student Services L. Marshall Washington to share his family’s recipes with the College and the public. The event grew to involve other KCC employees and their family recipes.

Dr. Washington will return to KCC to host this year’s luncheon, bringing several family desserts with him including banana pudding and sweet potato pie.

One of the event organizers and KCC employee Lola Long said the luncheon was a way to “remember the past and shape the future.”

“The Soul Food Luncheon is a way for us to experience traditional African American cuisine and to unite the community with KCC staff and students,” Long said.

For more information on the Soul Food Luncheon, contact Nicole Cook at cookni@kellogg.edu or Roderick Simmons at simmonsr@kellogg.edu.

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