HIBBING – The Hibbing Kiwanis Club held its 64th annual Pancake Feeding event on April 28, serving 782 meals this year.
The traditional community of dining together served as a gathering event for families, friends and neighbors. The pancakes are made from the legendary Pop Lukens recipe and served with sausage, butter, and syrup.
“We appreciate everyone who grabbed a plate, stumbled upon a takeout container, or enjoyed a meal at their workplace,” said Kelly Greensteiner, a member of the Kiwanis Club. “We’re already looking forward to flipping for everyone again next year.”
The feed was a fundraiser for the Hibbing Key Club, which agreed to give a portion of this year’s proceeds to the Hibbing Boys and Girls Club initiative.
“Kiwanis’ mission is to improve the world, one child and one community at a time,” said Jesse Babich, President of Kiwanis Club. “We strive to make positive impacts in our community so that one day all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Just think of the amount of local youth who would benefit from the structured and engaging environment at the Hibbing Boys and Girls Club.”
The club donated $2,000 to the initiative, and plan to work together once the initiative is established. Pancake Brief attendees also dropped $82 in donations on the site.
“The Boys and Girls Club of the Northland-Hibbing Initiative is very grateful for the kindness of the Hibbing Kiwanis Club to donate a portion of the proceeds from the pancake fodder to our club,” said Rufa Tsuka of the Hibbing Boys & Girls Initiative Advisory Board. . Our club and advisory board are committed to honoring our youth for who they are, empowering their lives and helping them build a great future. It was a wonderful experience partnering with an organization that shares our vision.”
The Hibbing Boys and Girls Club initiative’s mission is to empower all young people – especially those who need it most – to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. BGCH will be a fun and safe environment accessible to all Hibbing youth providing high quality programs and services.
For more information or to support the BGC-Hibbing Initiative, visit www.bgcnorth.org/locations/new-hibbing Branch-Initiative/. You can find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/projectbgchibbing.
Hibbing Kiwanis Club is always open to new members. You can find them at www.facebook.com/hibbingkiwanisclub.