LS Social Services event welcoming LS fire & police personnel for free

22nd annual pancake breakfast set for Feb. 23; funds benefit community

In a twist on a longstanding community fundraiser, organizers of the annual Lee’s Summit Social Services Pancake Breakfast are inviting all Lee’s Summit fire and police personnel to join them at no charge this year.

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

“Our police and fire women and men do so much for us in and around Lee’s Summit, we thought what better way to say ‘thank you’ than to have them out for a stack of pancakes,” Lee’s Summit Social Services Director Matt Sanning said. “It’s a small token, but I sincerely hope many of them will join us and the community that morning.” 


One of the largest fundraisers of the year for Social Services, the annual breakfast has hosted thousands of attendees over the years. Funds from the event will go directly back into the communities served by LSSS in the form of utility and rent assistance as well as other aid that the organization dedicates on a weekly basis.

“Each year we are able to welcome so many members of our community to have breakfast and share in the goals and mission of Lee’s Summit Social Services,” Sanning said. “We are grateful to our sponsors, our donors and our volunteers that drive this organization that serves so many in and around Lee’s Summit.”

A pancake sponsor of $250 will include their name or logo listed on the placemats at the event. A table sponsor of $500 will have a whole table named or with the logo of the individual or business provided. Any donation is welcome.

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