February 19, 2022

By John Beaudoin

After a year off during the pandemic, Lee’s Summit Social Services and First Baptist Church in downtown Lee’s Summit are ready to flip some pancakes again.

The 24th Annual Pancake Breakfast is back Saturday, Feb. 26 at the 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 missed its first year ever in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns. With precautions in place, the popular event is back, one that has hosted thousands of attendees since the late 1990s. Funds from the event will benefit the communities and families served by the agency on a weekly basis.

“The year off from this event felt like a lifetime, so I cannot express my gratitude and excitement enough that we are back,” said Matt Sanning, LSSS Executive Director. “On top of the funds we will raise to help our community, this event plays such a vital role here in promoting fellowship and conversation with our neighbors and friends. We needed the Pancake Breakfast to return.”

For businesses wishing to support the event, sponsorships 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.

Tickets can be purchased day of the event at the church or online at www.lssocialservices.com/2022-pancake-breakfast/.

Lee’s Summit Social Services is an emergency assistance organization that provides financial, food pantry and utility resources to meet the basic needs in the communities of Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana and Lone Jack.