How you can help feed those in need just by going out to brunch this weekend

This weekend, simply enjoying your eggs Benedict could help feed those in need.

Between Saturday and Sunday, more than 20 Greater Boston restaurants will participate in Super Hunger Brunch, a fundraiser to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank, which provides hunger relief to 190 cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts. Eateries across the region will donate 100 percent of their brunch proceeds to the cause, and every dollar raised will provide three healthy meals to those in need, said Catherine Drennan, public and government relations manager for The Greater Boston Food Bank.

The annual event has helped the bank feed the needy for more than two decades, Drennan said.


“We always get more and more restaurants that sign on every year,” she said. “It’s one of our most popular events.”

Last year, 2,000 people took part, providing more than 200,000 meals to the needy, she said.

Participating restaurants will charge $25, $35, or $50 per person and provide a special menu created for the cause, Drennan said. The only exception this year is Flour Bakery & Cafe, which will donate all of their Sunday morning muffin and coffee combo sales.Some of this weekend’s special menus have already been posted to the Food Bank’s website.

For example, at North 26 Restaurant & Bar, which will participate both days between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., diners will be given a $25 two-course meal, plus dessert, that includes options like a caramel apple-pecan waffle and an omelet with lobster, shrimp, goat cheese, and chives.

The Fireplace in Brookline will dish up a two-course meal with dessert on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for $25 per person. For the main course, customers can choose from the restaurant’s signature poutine, a country sausage and roasted beet omelet, and an Irish potato cake with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce.

Three of the participating restaurants — L’Espalier, Blue Ginger, and La Morra — are already booked solid for the event, Drennan said. Therefore, she recommended people make reservations before the weekend.


The event’s culinary committee is made up of well-known Boston-area chefs Jody Adams, Mary Dumont, Gordon Hamersley, Andy Husbands, Frank McClelland, and Ming Tsai.

“For the chefs, their livelihood is feeding people, so it makes sense to feed people in need,” Drennan said. “This is the perfect opportunity to help with that mission.”

Here is the list of restaurants participating in the Super Hunger Brunch and the meal cost per person.

Saturday, Jan. 28

  • Brass Union, Somerville ($35)
  • Brownstown, Boston ($25)
  • Cambridge Brewing Co., Cambridge ($25)
  • Clery’s, Boston ($25)
  • Dillon’s, Boston ($25)
  • Foundry on Elm, Somerville ($25)
  • Granary Tavern, Boston ($25)
  • Harvest Restaurant, Cambridge ($35)
  • L’Espalier, Boston (sold out) ($50)
  • Michael’s Harborside, Newburyport ($25)
  • North 26 Restaurant & Bar, Boston ($25)
  • Panificio Bistro and Bakery, Boston ($25)
  • The Fireplace, Brookline  ($25)
  • The Living Room, Boston ($25)

Sunday, Jan. 29

  • 80 Thoreau, Concord ($50)
  • Alta Strada, Wellesley ($35)
  • Blue on Highland, Needham ($25)
  • Blue Ginger, Wellesley (sold out) ($50)
  • Cambridge Brewing Co., Cambridge ($25)
  • Catalyst, Cambridge ($35)
  • En Boca, Cambridge ($25)
  • Flour Bakery & Cafe, multiple locations
  • Highland Kitchen, Somerville ($25)
  • La Morra, Brookline (sold out) ($35)
  • North 26 Restaurant & Bar, Boston ($25)
  • Post 390 Restaurant, Boston ($35)
  • River Bar, Somerville ($25)
  • The Living Room, Boston ($25)
  • Tosca, Hingham ($35)
  • Trade, Boston ($35)
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