Pancakes help others get access to food

Flader Hale Hughesman hold third annual pancake breakfast

Sidney’s Flader Hale Hughesman chartered accounts are once again serving up pancakes for a good cause.

This year’s breakfast will mark the company’s third pancake fundraiser and they have chosen to donate this year’s funds to the Sidney Lions food bank.

“We’ve just been hearing time and time again how much they are in need,” said Elaine Hugesman, one of the event organizers. “When I went in and talked to [the staff] at the food bank, they said they’ve seen fewer donations and more use, so they are really in need right now.”

The food bank currently feeds 1,100 people a month and is having trouble keeping up with such a high demand. The company hopes to raise enough money to boost the food bank’s stock so they can keep up with the need.

“Organizations in the community like the food bank are what really make a difference and we want to help,” Hughesman said.

Last year the company raised $6,000 through the pancake breakfast for Tristan Knapp-Fisher, a Parkland secondary student who has muscular dystrophy.

The breakfast will run from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 in the company’s parking lot at 9768 Third St.