MLK, Jr. Club Hosts Annual Soul Food Fest

December 17, 2021

A popular Upper School tradition returned today as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Club was able to offer the Soul Food Fest fundraiser today after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

This two-decades-old tradition takes place on the final day of school before Winter Break. Club members organize a traditional soul food meal with many donations and contributions from students, faculty, and staff. This year club members were required to be creative and resourceful as they planned a take-out Soul Food Fest at Van Meter Hall with pre-packaged meals for students, faculty, and staff. The smells of fried chicken, mac and cheese, Spanish rice, collared greens, corn bread, and much more filled the air.

Student, faculty, and staff patrons paid to receive a takeout meal prepared by student volunteers. The beautiful unseasonable December weather provided everyone a great opportunity to dine outside on the Van Meter Hall back lawn and other outdoor spots on campus. 

Club members will gather after Winter Break to determine what organization(s) will receive proceeds from Soul Food Fest.

MLK, Jr. Club officers this year are: Nia Hipps ’22, Janiah McRae ’22, Andrew Elmore ’22, and Wes Simpson ’22. The club advisor is Director of Annual Giving Sonia Guzman ’02.

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