February 15, 2020

For the 23rd year in a row, Lee’s Summit Social Services is flipping pancakes for a good cause this month. And in 2020, the long-time nonprofit organization is offering a free breakfast to all teachers.

“The teachers and educators in our community are such a driving force for positive change and have meaningful influence on our children and families,” Lee’s Summit Social Services Director Matt Sanning said. “We would be honored to serve them on a day they have off with their families.”

The 23rd Annual Pancake Breakfast is set for Saturday, Feb. 22 at the First Baptist Church (2 NE Douglas Street, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64063) in downtown Lee’s Summit. The event runs 7-11 a.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children.

One of the largest fundraisers of the year for Lee’s Summit Social Services, the annual breakfast has hosted thousands of attendees since the late 1990s. Funds from the event will go back into the communities served by the agency in the form of utility and rent assistance as well as other aid that the organization dedicates to those in emergency need on a weekly basis.

“Our weekly, even daily, mission at Lee’s Summit Social Services is to serve our communities and neighbors in need,” Sanning said. “This annual gathering is so important to us as a way to reconnect with those neighbors, friends and supporters and continue to talk about the mission of our organization.”

For businesses wishing to support the event, a “pancake” sponsorship of $250 will include their name or logo listed on the placemats at the event. A “full-table” sponsor of $500 will have the entire table named with the logo of the individual or business provided. Any donation is welcome.

LSSS requests teachers bring their school ID; they will honor a free breakfast for all teachers regardless. For more information, visit www.lssocialservices.com.