Breakfast for hungry children scheduled

Help the less fortunate children of the Cayman Islands begin the day with a full belly by attending the Kiwanis’ Short Stack for a Tall Cause fundraiser on Saturday, March 24.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Kiwanis’ Buy a Kid Breakfast Programme.

“Originally we thought about having a fundraising dinner, but as the end goal is to ensure all kids get a decent breakfast, we thought why not make it a breakfast fundraiser?”, said Kiwanis president Monique Bush. This is the first such fundraiser for this particular programme. In the past, funds have been raised only through local collections.

For just $10, the public can enjoy unlimited pancakes and syrup plus a glass of orange juice or a cup of coffee at the Britannia Golf Club Restaurant. The breakfast runs from 7am to 11am.

T-shirts with the image of a “pancake face” will also be on sale at the event. The Visual Arts Society held a children’s competition during the course of several weeks, for which under 16s were asked to create a face in the shape of a pancake. The winning image was then printed onto T-shirts.

There are five local schools which participate in the Buy a Kid Breakfast programme. Those children whose families cannot afford to give them breakfast are identified to the schools, and the schools then ensure they receive breakfast, with funds provided by the Kiwanis.

The Kiwanis work with disadvantaged children in the community through a number of programmes including reading and a mobile library service. 

It is not necessary to make advance reservations for breakfast although you can do so by calling Monique Bush on 516