Flip For Hunger pancake breakfast collecting donations for Regina Food Bank

A breakfast event happening Sunday morning at the Queen City Ex is hoping to collect some food donations for those in need in Regina and area.

The annual Flip For Hunger pancake breakfast takes place from 10:30 a.m. until noon on the QCX grounds.

This is the ninth year of the event which offers a free breakfast to the public with the purchase of gate admission to the Queen City Ex.

Gate admission has been reduced for the Sunday event, too. People can pay $3 per individual or choose the two for $5 option, allowing guests to not only join in on the breakfast but also enjoy the fair for the day.

While it is a free breakfast, people planning on attending are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item which will go to the Regina & District Food Bank.

Sabeen Ahmad, the brand storyteller for Regina Exhibition Association Limited, explained how this gives people a chance to help out others in need during a time of the year when there may not be as many donations going to the food bank.

“We’re well aware these people that come to our grounds are also maybe the ones who need some help during the summer from the food bank,” said Ahmad.”It’s really important. We have a great relationship with CEO John Bailey and the food bank, and anything we can do to help we’re willing to do.”

It was announced before the start of the August long weekend that a new record attendance was set from Thursday when the Roughriders home game coincided with the fair.

We may not see those numbers for Sunday, however Flip For Hunger has attracted a large amount of people to its breakfasts in the past.

Ahmad said they’re prepared for the busy morning.

“The more the merrier. We’ll have more than enough prepared to feed those who want to help out the food bank and come out for the last day of the 2019 Queen City Ex.”

The Flip For Hunger pancake breakfast has collected 112,282 lbs of food for those in need over the last eight years.

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