Saint Anselm + SOUL Food = A Satisfying Sunday

Saint Anselm Students get together after having a fulfilling meal at SNHU's Annual Soul Food Dinner.

Saint Anselm Students get together after having a fulfilling meal at SNHU's Annual Soul Food Dinner.

There were two vans, twenty-two students, and one goal this past Sunday.  We needed to arrive at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) by 4pm for its annual Soul Food Dinner. Those who attended the event last year, made sure they had worked up an appetite. Those who were newbies were advised to do the same.

According to SNHU alum (’12) and dinner co-founder Aquila Kentish, the Soul Food Dinner was created to “support Black History Month and help the SNHU campus relate to something that is true to us.” The annual meal (feast may be a more appropriate word) is planned and prepared by students in the Culinary Arts program and the Beloved Community student organization. Cornbread, greens, yams, macaroni and cheese, and fried chicken are just a few of the dishes that were offered. Plates were piled to amazing heights in response to the reality that a meal of this magnitude is not a common occurrence. An assortment of deserts like red velvet cake and ice cream provided a nice ending.

The Multicultural Center has been taking students to the Soul Food Dinner since its inception in 2010; it continues to be a popular event each year.  Students enjoy participating in opportunities to get off campus, meet new people, celebrate black history and eat good food.  Sophomore Shatiaka Allen underscored this:  “It was an exceptional experience that I got to share with the members of my school and the SNHU Beloved Community.  I was able to see how they celebrate Black History Month and where we can build from with our own celebration!”

SNHU's Annual Soul Food Dinner – One of our students plates made from scratch by students from the Culinary Arts Program at Southern New Hampshire University.

What is soul food? The term became popular in the 1960s with the rise of the civil rights movement. It has its roots in slavery, when African Americans had to make do with whatever food was available to them. More often times than not, the slaves were given the most undesirable part of the meal, the leftovers from the house. Pairing this with their own home-grown vegetables, the first soul food dishes were invented. Even when slavery was abolished, most African Americans lived in poverty, so recipes continued to make use of cheaper ingredients.

Although each year the list of attendees may change, the conversation on the ride home always remains the same. We are waiting to hear back from SNHU so that we can mark our calendars for next year’s Dinner!

  • Thomas Blake

    It gives the boost to students performance. These sort of events usually give good ideas to make any story. I got connected with a custom essay writing service UK which copied the ideas of events and seminars of colleges to write essay for their clients.

  • baskargala

    This application provides you all the best features for messaging which you are looking for.
    allo apk download

  • rohit

    ShowBox Apk download for Android of all mobile devices. This free movies
    app allow you to watch free movies and TV Shows on your respective
    device without paying anything. ShowBox app has the latest collection of
    Hollywood and Bollywood movies and TV Shows; You can download all your
    favorite stuff from the web using Showox movies app

  • rohit

    This is one of the tutorials on this blog, here you’ll know how to get Showbox for iPhone or of any model without Jailbreak. If you like to use an movies app
    for the purpose of amusement, then the best thing you can make use of is
    Showbox. Its been developed amazingly and will not crash at any time.
    I’ll guide you to download Showbox App on iPhone 6 Plus/5 and on other versions.

  • Johny Thomas

    I will just see other content too to see what has probably gone incorrect. This one has been published meticulously.

  • Pamela Moore

    The provided information is good for students who want to identify more accurate methods for observation. Coursework Help UK .

  • maryrbroome

    Yes I agree your post and good info of The Student Government Association came up with this idea after the
    Anselmian Unsung Hero Day back in October for Dining Services, Campus
    Safety and Physical Plant. There are a lot of groups on campus who's
    work goes unnoticed. Those three groups work around the clock,
    especially during snowstorms when the rest of the campus is closed.
    Their dedication to the college is admirable and we are lucky to call
    these people members of our extended family.

  • micheale dome

    One of the most exciting features of PokeMesh, it helps you to get sneap peak of the application on any web browser or application. What this does is allows you to work in the background so you can easily take care of your stuff without closing or opening it multiple times