Kerbey Lane Cafe donated a total of 18,669 meals to Central Texans in need through its “Hot Cakes for Hunger” drive benefiting Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB), which took place at all seven of its locations July 16-29.
During the campaign, Kerbey Lane donated all proceeds from its specialty pancakes to the food bank, as well as an additional 824 pounds of pancake mix. Kerbey Lane team members presented CTFB with the check from the proceeds and boxes of pancake mix, and helped sort nearly 6,700 pounds of food during their team-building volunteer day at the food bank on August 8.
Amanda Kuda, director of marketing, says: “We’re thrilled to continue our support for the Central Texas Food Bank, and to have provided more than 18,600 meals to Central Texans in need through this year’s Hot Cakes for Hunger campaign.”
Kerbey Lane is a longtime supporter of CTFB (formerly Capital Area Food Bank of Texas). Since 2010, Kerbey Lane has supported the food bank with annual food drives, cash donations, and company-wide volunteer days.
“We focus our support for CTFB in July and August 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.
Last year, Kerbey Lane’s donations provided 11,948 meals for Central Texans in need and sorted 7,650 pounds of food on its team member volunteer day at CTFB.