Thelonious Monkfish & Christopher Hope Ministries Unite to Feed Cambridge's Hungry & Homeless This 2011 Holiday Season

Thelonious Monkfish, a Sushi & Asian-Fusion restaurant in the heart of Cambridge's Central Square, in coordination with Christopher Hope Ministries, is sponsoring the “Hope the Hungry” food drive that runs now through December 24 and is also catering a Christmas Eve Asian-Fusion dinner to benefit the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.

Cambridge, MA, December 16, 2011 --( “Hope the Hungry” Food Drive will provide food for Cambridge's needy families through Pentecostal Tabernacle. Non-perishable food donations should be dropped off at Thelonious Monkfish, 524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Ma, from now until Dec. 24th. Participants who donate three items or more in a single visit to Thelonious Monkfish will receive 10% off their meal. Additionally, Thelonious Monkish will be catering Christmas Eve dinner for forty-five at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. They are also donating 10% of all proceeds from the sale of their Christmas sushi roll special The Holly & Ivy Roll through January 6th.

Jamme Chantler, proprietor of Thelonious Monkfish, is becoming known for his “in your face” advertising tactics in Boston's “Dig” newspaper and comical postings on Thelonious Monkfish's Facebook page. In fact, his ads have recently garnered the infamous attention of that butter-crazy chef from Savannah and a certain LGBT advocate who dances with the stars. His latest ad calls his sushi chef “The Fish Killer,” and he has sushi rolls named after Lady Gaga and Little Red Riding Hood. However, he is quietly earning the respect of online and Cambridge communities by creating online postings that reflect a more spiritual, caring nature. He tweets, in reference to thanks given for catering the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter's Christmas Eve dinner, “We are being selfish because we are just feeding our larger self!” In fact, Chantler is a devout follower of Paramahansa Yogananda, the Hindu Guru, who wrote “Autobiography of a Yogi” and founder of “The Self-Realization Fellowship.” He explains that each person he serves in his restaurant gives him the opportunity to serve God.

It is not difficult to see how Chantler and the Rev. Christopher Hope created a spiritual bond. Reverend Hope is a Human Rights Commissioner who fights for Civil Rights and provides jobs, clothes & food for countless homeless and at-risk homeless persons in the greater Boston area. He is the founder of Christopher Hope Ministries, a Christian based ministry that found its home in Cambridge and is the host of Harvard University’s WHRB 95.3 FM's “Hip Hope.” When Chantler and Hope first met in Chantler's restaurant, they focused on the similarities of their spiritual beliefs and promised each other that they could make a difference. The “Hope the Hungry” Food Drive and the Christmas Eve dinner for the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter is their first collaboration together.

For more information on the “Hope the Hungry” Food Drive, please contact Jamme Chantler at Thelonious Monkfish at 617-441-2116 or go to For more information on the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, please call 617.547.2841. Those wishing to donate to Christopher Hope Ministries, please contact

Thelonious Monkfish Ltd.
Jamme Chantler
(617) 441-2116
alt. phone: 781-690-0823