By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 07, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Fight hunger by eating brunch!

Melthouse Bistro has partnered with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to launch a brand new initiative in celebration of Grilled Cheese Month.

On April 11-12, Melthouse Bistro guests who donate three non-perishable food items between 3 and 5 p.m. will receive a free Cheesehead Jr. grilled cheese sandwich.

"A core value of the Melthouse Bistro brand has been to give back to the community in which we live and work," said Susan Davis, co-owner of Melthouse Bistro.

Davis says that the initiative will kick off a summer-long Brunch for Hunger fundraiser that aims to support the belief that no one in the Milwaukee community should go hungry.

Beginning Saturday, April 5 and running through Sunday, Aug. 31, Melthouse Bistro will donate 50 cents to Feeding America with the purchase of any full-size entrée from the restaurant’s new weekend brunch menu.

As an added bonus, whenever a guest photographs his or her brunch entrée and tweets it to @melthousebistro or @FeedAmericaWI using the hashtag #brunch4hunger, the restaurant will donate an additional 50 cents to Feeding America.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.