HAPPENING TODAY: United Way's Annual Flapjack Feed

Posted at 5:43 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 07:43:15-04

BOISE, Idaho — United Way of Treasure Valley's 12th annual Flapjack Feed breakfast is happening today. The breakfast is launching United Way's 2019-2020 community fundraising campaign.

The Flapjack Feed will run from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on the Basque Block in Boise. The event is open to the public and admission is a $10 suggested donation for adults, $5 for kids.

“We always look forward to the Flapjack Feed,” says Nora Carpenter, president and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley. “This event gives us a chance to bring everyone together, have a fun breakfast and kick off our annual fundraising efforts.”

Proceeds from the Flapjack Feed support United Way's Community Fund, which helps fund local programs that help children and families in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

Around 1,500 people attend the annual breakfast. On the menu this year is pancakes and various fruit toppings, sausage, hashbrown casserole, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. Albertsons will also have a fresh fruit stand.

Several "celebrity flippers" will be on hand, including Mayor Dave Bieter and Ada County Commissioner Diana Lachiondo.

Due to the generosity of Regence and Proctor & Gamble, attendees will be able to build hygiene kits to benefit homeless students in the Treasure Valley. 1,500 kits will be made during the event and then delivered to local schools.

Volunteers will sell raffle tickets throughout the morning, with a chance to win a variety of items including concert tickets, round-trip airline tickets, restaurant gift cards and Bogus Basin day passes. Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.

For more information about the Flapjack Feed and United Way of Treasure Valley, click here.