The Shreveport Stuffed Shrimp Festival is a presentation of the Eddie E. Hughes Foundation, a Shreveport-based nonprofit organization. The foundation is named in honor of the late Chef Eddie Hughes, owner and proprietor of Eddie’s Restaurant in Shreveport. Hughes opened Eddie’s Restaurant in 1978 at 1956 Hollywood Ave., where it continues to be the oldest continuously operating African-American family owned restaurant in the North West Louisiana operated by the Hughes family.
Eddie Eugene Hughes succumbed to Kidney failure, the mission of Eddie E. Hughes Foundation is to help families affected by Kidney disease through awareness, education and research to improve their quality of life.
The Foundation also offers deserving Senior high school students a scholarship to obtain a Certificate of Technical Studies in Culinary Arts, so they may have the privilege of continuing their education and to enhance their ability to become productive members of society and make positive contributions to help others and their community.
As the story of Chef Eddie Hughes illustrates, it is important to equip underprivileged young adults with skills such as those taught in the culinary arts that can last a lifetime.
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