Homeless, Broke or Lonely on Thanksgiving? Come to Brick Pizza!

The owner of the young restaurant hopes to feed 300 to 500 for free on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Brick Pizzeria Chef/Owner David Pratt Tuesday was busily toiling in his kitchen to ready the restaurant not only for the day's lunch and dinner crowds, but also for Thursday's free holiday feast.

Pratt said he hopes to feed 300 to 500 homeless or needy families from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, an effort he wants to make a yearly occurrence at the 6-month-old gourmet pizzeria.

"When I designed the concept for this place, this is something what we'd talked about," Pratt said. "We would really like to give back to the community. I'm sure there'll be other events as well."

The restaurant is also holding a food and donation drive, the proceeds of which will go to San Clemente's Family Assistance Ministries pantry.

On the menu at Brick Thursday will be turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, bread, mashed potatoes and pie.

Most of the food was donated by Brick's year-round vendors, and the pies were donated by the Montage. But the restaurant could use some more of those, if any pastry chefs are reading.

"I'm not sure 20 pies are going to do it," he said.

To make donations or to volunteer at the Thursday feast, call 949-429-1199 or email info@brickpizzeria.com.

Lindsey Hanson November 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM
WOW very generous. I am curious how did he get the word out?
Adam Townsend November 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I found his announcement on the city website. Hopefully, a bunch of our readers will see it on Patch as well; this article will go out in the newsletter tomorrow. They also have a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brickpizzeriasanclemente?fref=ts
Lindsey Hanson November 21, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Well I certainly hope the needy are keeping up with their social media. :) Hate to jest. It is a wonderful sentiment. Truly awesome really, I just hope those in need will have the chance to indulge.
Julie Rees November 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Wow. That just fills my heart! What a wonderful, wonderful thing for you to do! God bless you & may your business be VERY successful. Julie Rees, San Clemente


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