Kerbey Lane Cafe will host a “Cakes & Cash Drive” at all seven of its locations July 18-30, with all proceeds from its specialty pancakes benefiting Central Texas Food Bank.
Kerbey Lane serves three specialty pancakes each week, including one vegan and one gluten-free option. Customers will also be able to add a tax-free donation to the food bank to their check at the end of their meal (or make a cash contribution).
Kerbey Lane is a longtime supporter of Central Texas Food Bank (formerly Capital Area Food Bank of Texas). Since 2010, Kerbey Lane has hosted an annual food drive wrapping up the donations with a company-wide volunteer day at CTFB. In 2015, Kerbey Lane’s donations provided 1,227 meals for Central Texans in need.
Amanda Kuda, director of marketing, says: “We’re excited to put a fresh, new spin on our annual fundraiser for CTFB this year. Instead of asking our guests bring in canned goods, which required a lot of planning ahead for our guests and team, we’re simply asking them to buy our specialty pancakes with proceeds going to CTFB. We’re confident we can generate as much support— if not more— with this approach, and we hope to surpass last year’s donation amount.”
During the week of July 19, the specialty pancakes are the Elvis (peanut butter, bacon, and banana), Vegan Banana Pecan, and Gluten Free Banana Pecan. During the week of July 26, the specialty pancakes are the Raspberry Lemon Chiffon, Vegan Raspberry Lemon Chiffon, and Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed.
To celebrate the completion of the fundraiser, more than 60 Kerbey team members will volunteer at CTFB on Tuesday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, and will also present a check for the proceeds of its Cakes & Cash Drive.
“We focus our support for CTFB in July each year because volunteers and donations are most needed during the food bank’s busy summer months when children don’t have access to free or reduced-price school lunches and electricity bills are high,” says Kuda.
Kerbey Lane’s specialty pancakes will be available at their regular prices and quantities during the Cakes & Cash Drive.
For more information, visit www.kerbeylanecafe.com.