BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Capital Area United Way held its Annual Jambalaya Jam Thursday, October 11 in downtown Baton Rouge and raised a record-breaking amount of money for the community.
The money raised, $107,220, will be used for United Way’s work in the 10-parish area.
New Orleans-based band, The Mixed Nuts, performed under beautiful weather while attendees sampled jambalaya from nearly 50 teams. Awards were presented as follows:
- 1st – BASF (for the second consecutive year)
- 2nd – CF Industries
- 3rd – NuStar Energy, L.P.
- People's Choice – SGS Petroleum Service Corporation
- Best Appetizer – Shell Convent Refinery (for their shrimp bisque)
- Community Games corporate winner – Hancock Whitney
- Community Games non-profit winner – Big Buddy
"Nothing brings people together in south Louisiana quite like jambalaya,” said George Bell, President and CEO of United Way. “We are so thankful to everyone who came out to ‘jam’ with us, from the cooking teams to the volunteers, sponsors, and attendees, it was so inspiring to see people come together to have fun and give back to our community in a big way.”
Money raised will benefit United Way’s efforts to fight for health, education, income stability, and basic needs of everyone in the 10-parish area.