Joan Smith

Loaves & Fishes Jambalaya dinner this Saturday!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Loaves & Fishes Center is hosting its fifth annual Authentic Creole Jambalaya Dinner on Saturday, August 14, from noon to 5 p.m.

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 county services building on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard where Loaves & Fishes is located: