Monthlong P.O.W.E.R. Plates Women’s Fundraising Program

Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Fidelity Bank’s P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program includes $1 donation for every meal & drink at participating businesses to help hospitality workers

NEW ORLEANS —The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (LHF) and Fidelity Bank kicks off its monthlong celebration of women in the hospitality industry with tomorrow’s official launch of the unique annual women’s fundraising program called P.O.W.E.R. Plates.

The fundraising celebration of women in the state’s hospitality industry is part of Fidelity’s “Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized” (P.O.W.E.R.) program, which caters to thousands of female-owned businesses. The goal of the program is to raise awareness, drive business to women-led restaurants in South Louisiana during the slow summer season, and raise funds for hospitality workers in need.

Patrons who visit any of the nearly 50 participating restaurants and bars enrolled in the program can choose the special P.O.W.E.R. Plates featured dish or drink and have $1 donated to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. Fidelity Bank will match donations up to $2,500.

Neat Wines is the participating wine sponsor and a special beer for the program was released by Port Orleans Brewing Company. Some New Orleans restaurants who are part of this year’s fourth annual fundraising campaign are Briquette, Copelands and Pho Michael.

Several events will be held during the monthlong celebration including Happy Hour at Wetlands Sake in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 6, P.O.W.E.R Plates luncheon at Ruffino’s in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, July 20, and Happy Hour at the Gilded Perch in the Park View Historic Hotel in New Orleans on Tuesday, July 26.

For more information, a list of participating restaurants and more, visit

About Fidelity Bank

Founded in 1908, Fidelity Bank is an $1 billion in assets mutual financial institution chartered by the state of Louisiana. Fidelity Bank provides a full array of banking services, with high integrity and personalized service to communities throughout Southeast Louisiana. Fidelity Bank’s mission is HERE FOR GOOD. Visit Fidelity Bank or Learn about their exclusive program for women business owners at

About Louisiana Hospitality Foundation

Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. We do this by supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry; providing access to culinary and hospitality education; working to ensure a positive perception of Louisiana’s hospitality industry; and providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.

Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $4.8 million in support of its mission. These funds are raised through signature fundraising events including Horses, Hops and Cops, the Fidelity Bank Fairway at the Best of Zurich Classic, the Gold Medal Chefs Gala & Hospitality Awards, and Santa’s Kitchen.





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