#MustDo: Brunch for a Cause


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In September 2005, the Greenville culinary community came together after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans to raise $40,000 for relief efforts via the best way they knew how to. Creating a kickass meal. The first Brunch for a Cause, a family-style fundraiser on Main St., was born.

Fast forward to this week. The destruction from Hurricane Harvey is unfathomable, and at least 30,000 people are displaced in Texas. Chef Micheal Kramer, a native Houstonian, who has been with Table 301 since 2013 and is currently the executive chef at Jianna, texted his team. He knew this was a chance to rally their community + raise much-needed funds.

Within a few short days, the second Brunch For A Cause was organized, and it’s happening today.

A family-style brunch buffet will be set up on Main Street between East Court Street & Broad Street from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. (Rain or shine).

15+ restaurants including The Famous Toastery, Hall’s Chophouse, Bacon Bros., West End Coffee, and all eight Table 301 restaurants will be there with 2 - 3 dishes. Plus, 20 + businesses have jumped in to pay for things like chair + table rentals, printing off flyers, providing volunteers day of, and so much more.

The cost? A minimum donation of $40 for adults, $20 for children 7 – 14 and free for children under 6. 100% of proceeds will benefit The American Red Cross to support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. You can get tickets at the event, or online here. Cash + card will be accepted. You’ll also be able to make additional donations.

It’s hard feeling helpless when so much of our country is hurting. But coming together with community + eating locally for a *very* good cause is probably the best way we can spend part of our Labor Day.

We’ll see ya out there + see ya back here tomorrow. P.s., as always, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updated until then.

- GVLtoday team

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