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Camellia’s 100th Anniversary Events: Coming Together as a Community

Celebrating our 100th Anniversary

Celebrating our 100th Anniversary

We’re thrilled to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2023! And we’re commemorating this milestone by giving back to the community that has sustained us – through a year’s worth of exciting events.

Camellia Beans & Second Harvest: A Pack-A-Thon

On January 9th, 2023, the first Monday of Carnival, we began a year-long partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank as part of an effort to end food insecurity in New Orleans. As part of a Camellia Bean/Second Harvest pack-a-thon event, 100 volunteers (including local celebrities and public figures) came together to pack 2,000 bags of beans and rice for those in need in our community. And over the course of our centennial year, we’ll donate beans for one million meals.

Working to End Food Insecurity

Our ongoing desire to ensure adequate food resources is deeply embedded in our company’s cultural values. Camellia regularly lends its support to food distribution programs, community kitchen meal services, nutrition education, shelters, food banks, schools, and public benefits – ensuring families have a meal on their dining table at all times.

Stay tuned as we announce more events in the coming weeks and months!

Camellia Beans & Dooky Chase: Two Icons Turn 100

Two icons turn 100 years old! On January 7th, 2023, we helped honor the life, work, and legacy of Chef Leah Chase – Queen of Creole Cuisine. Called “Grateful to You” Day, this free and open community event celebrated and memorialized Leah Chase’s 100th birthday (and ours) by serving up fried chicken and red beans & rice to the community, courtesy of Dooky Chase and Camellia beans. We were thrilled to join forces with the Chase family to commemorate this occasion.

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