Watch this video to learn more about St. James Food Pantry and the new farm at St. James.

The Jazzin’ to Feed Celebration is one of the highlights of spring in the Bronzeville neighborhood. This event showcases the rich Jazz Heritage of the Bronzeville community by hosting some of the best Jazz talents in Chicago. Artists who have previously performed include Joanne Collaso, John Moulder, Ari Brown, Maggie Brown, Frieda Lee, Chris Greene, Gros Ngolle Pokosi and Angel D’ Cuba. 

Proceeds benefit the St. James Food Pantry.

Venue: De La Salle Institute
3434 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023

The theme for this year’s event is PUERTO RICO

VIP Reception: 5 PM – 7 PM

Main Event: 7 PM – 10 PM

Admission includes food, all you can drink beer, wine, and soda, and entertainment. See the TICKET tab to purchase a table or raffle tickets and for additional information.


  • Fr. Darrio Boscutti
  • Angela Gordon




Based out of Chicago, Humboldt Park Orchestra is one of the premiere salsa bands in Chicago, capable of playing old and new school salsa. They feature the best male and female musicians and singers that Chicago has to offer.

VIP: 5 PM – 7 PM

The VIP band will be announced soon.


For many years St. James Food Pantry has been a beacon of hope for families and individuals living in near-by public housing and the elderly living in several of the Chicago Housing Authority Senior Buildings.

Among our most vulnerable clients are home-bound seniors, homeless individuals and migrants being dropped off at nearby police stations. The demand for food assistance is increasing, especially, among seniors and migrants. St. James Food Pantry is actively working to meet this need; however, we need your help.


Provided by Polo Inn and Chef Dave Samber.


For over 35 years now, Chef Dave Samber continues to create 
“something different . . . something wonderful”
for thousands of folks. Whether with his beautiful cookies and candy trays adorned by a signature hand-tied bows, scrumptious brunches, lunches and dinners, or lavish buffets and catered productions in some of Chicago’s great spaces. Touching so many lives and providing precious memories for loyal customers and guests.

Chef Dave Samber served over 500,000 Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Breads and some two million Baked Crab Cake Nuggets and introduced dozens of dishes during his 21 years at The Taste of Chicago. 

Click on the image to see Polo Inn feature on WGN-TV’S CHICAGO’S BEST: