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Restaurants and Community Members Come Together for Christmas Brunch

Helping those in need

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Charleston Grill general manager Mickey Bakst came up with the idea for Feed the Need after learning that a budget crunch forced Crisis Ministries (now known as One80 Place) to close its soup kitchen once a week. He recruited members from the Charleston restaurant community to give back to those in need around the Lowcountry.

Feed The Need teams with Tricounty Family Ministries to host a Christmas brunch for 2,000 of Charleston's hungry each year. This year’s event was held on Friday, December 22. Each person who attended was provided a hot meal, children went home with a toy, and families walked away with new coats and a bag of provisions for a holiday supper.

A truck full of turkeys

This year, as in years past, the lines went for several blocks down Rivers Avenue while individuals waited for a seat inside the Tricounty Family Ministries building. Inside, volunteers helped plate a holiday meal of turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, Jim N Nick's biscuits, more fixings, plus cake.

Even mayor John Tecklenburg was on hand to lend a hand. If you weren’t able to volunteer or donate this year, feel free to reach out to Feed the Need to see how you can help in 2018.

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