Whelan Grange to host soup packaging and pancake breakfast

Chi Omega sorority packaged soup with Homestead Ministries during last year’s Poverty Awareness Week.

From staff reports

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To close this year’s Poverty Awareness Week, WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) will be working with the Whelan-Ewartsville Grange and Homestead Ministries to present a pancake breakfast fundraiser and soup packet packaging project.

The Grange is a community organization that will use the proceeds from this pancake breakfast to host more events in the future. The CCE marketing and communications coordinator, Erin McIlraith, believes this event will be a success.

“Pancake breakfasts are always a fun event, so I’m sure that will be enjoyable for those who attend,” McIlraith said.

Following the pancake breakfast, those in attendance will be able to join others who enjoy serving the community in preparing soup packets that will be donated to the Potlatch Food Bank. CCE has worked with Homestead Ministries to do soup packet preparation in the past, and it’s always gone really well, McIlraith said.

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“It’s fairly easy for students to get involved, and you can tangibly see what has been accomplished by the end by just looking at the big pile of soup packets,” she said.

The pancake breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Whelan Grange Hall and will be followed by the soup packet packaging project. Admission is $8 and the event is open to the public.

Reporting by Chloe Grundmeier