We put the “soul” in “Soul Food”

We put the “soul” in “Soul Food”

At the beginning of March, we hosted our first ever Lenten Soul Food Fundraising Dinner. We packed over 60 donors, friends, and family into our volunteer houses to serve them authentic soul food. All the dishes were prepared by a family from the neighborhood that we have known for over 10 years.

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We decorated the female volunteers’ house to look a little like an Italian restaurant. Cozy, even if not totally fitting with the theme.

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Students from the University of Virginia spent their spring break with us that week and graciously served our guests. We served fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and banana pudding. All you could eat! All the leftovers were packaged and delivered to families we serve throughout Southeast, DC, later that week.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to Simple House and made this a great event!

Photo credit: Mary Acosta

Photo credit: Mary Acosta