Philly Area Company Prepares Dr. Martin Luther King ‘Kids Meals’

Dr Martin Luther King Meal

One would think that after Whole Foods created a brouhaha because of its special Obama chicken dinners (Whole Organic Chicken $1.99 a pound) that a Philadelphia food company would be more sensitive in its marketing strategies and cooking.

During Black History Month this company made a special meal featuring: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and collard greens. Sound like foods that our mothers make on a Sunday dinner. They called this special treat “Martin Luther King Meal”. The food company specializes in food preparations for the Meals On Wheels markets.

Maybe other ethnic groups have their specialty meals prepared to such as St. Patrick’s Day Meal and Viking Days Meal but our mothers may want to settle for Fillet Mignon, Oysters Rockefeller or Steak Tartare on specialty days.

Black History Month and Dr Martin Luther King Day is not the pejorative to what one eats but is more representative of the struggles, history, legacy and pride of an American people. So to the makers of Dr Martin Luther King Meals please stay out of our mothers’ kitchens.







About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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