Ginny’s Supper Club recently hosted “Harlem Helps: A Benefit for the Families of Mother Emanuel AME Church.” Chef/owner Marcus Samuelsson, together with members of the Harlem community as well as Charleston-area chefs and friends, contributed recipes for a collaborative Harlem Helps lunch and dinner, with proceeds donated to the families affected by this tragedy.

The host committee included the Rev. Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Rev. Michael Walrond of the First Corinthian Baptist Church and CNN anchor Don Lemon.

Guest were treated to a southern-style menu that consisted of low-country pork shoulder with Cheerwine Cider BBQ sauce, watermelon and pickled tomato salad, catfish and grits, edamame succotash and hummingbird cake.