SOUTH BEND -

More than 250 families started their morning with food, fun and Santa today.

Brothers Bar & Grille on Eddy Street, near Notre Dame, hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

Families enjoyed pancakes, bacon and fruit, with the proceeds going to the charity.

"Simply by supporting this breakfast, bringing some canned goods, they really are helping those who are hungry all throughout northern Indiana," explained Marijo Martinec with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

And if people brought in some canned food items they also got a free picture with Santa.

"I love giving to kids all year long and I hope the community enjoys coming here and giving to the Food Bank to help a very worthy cause," said Santa.

The breakfast was just a part of free family activities and entertainment going on all day long at the Eddy Street Commons area.