Soul Food Luncheon is Feb. 22 at KCC

Kellogg Community College’s popular Soul Food Luncheon returns to campus this month after a 2021 hiatus due to COVID-19.

This year’s luncheon will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Binda Performing Arts Center lobby, on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

The Soul Food Luncheon is an annual Black History Month event at KCC featuring a lunch of traditional African American dishes. This year’s menu includes items prepared by several local soul food providers, including:

  • Seven-cheese mac and cheese and sweet potatoes provided by Soul Good
  • Brisket, pulled chicken, curry channa, rice and beans and assorted sauces provided by Island Style BBQ
  • Collard greens and cornbread provided by Kimberly Bennett of Taste-A-Licious Catering
  • Strawberry Crunch and German chocolate cake desserts provided by Simply Sensational Berries

Beverages will be provided by KCC’s Bruin Bistro.

The Soul Food Luncheon 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.

For more information about Black History Month events at KCC, visit or contact KCC’s Student Life office at 269-565-2634 or

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