Local Businesses Spend September Helping Food Bank

Published 09/05 2013 04:39AM

Updated 09/05 2013 04:41AM

Get your coffee fix, grab a cupcake, and help fight hunger.

    "It's more than just monetary and food, it's helping us with getting our message out there. You know, this exists in every neighborhood in every community in the area that we cover," Broc Carter, with the High Plains Food Bank said. 

The High Plains Food Bank will spend the month of September recognizing Hunger Action Month, and businesses across the High Plains will step up to help out.

Bakersville Cupcakes will sell Peanut Butter and Jelly flavored treats all month, donating 13 meals for each cupcake sold. Last year, Bakersville Cupcakes participated with the Maple Bacon cupcake, and owner Jefreann Drerup said it was a success.

"We donated almost 900 dollars, so we're hoping to get over a thousand this year," Drerup said. 

And at Palace Coffee Company in Canyon, a "Cause" Latte donates money back to the food bank as well.

"The cool thing with the High Plains Food Bank is, a dollar goes a long way,"Patrick Burns, Owner of Palace Coffee said, "And so for each dollar we raise for them, it provides five meals. And so people get to feel good about getting great coffee while they're here, but they also get to help do a great cause."

A great cause, and an excuse to grab a treat.

There are plenty of other ways you can help out this month.

The Ranch House Cafe in Canyon will donate 7 meals for each Chricken Fried Steak Dinner sold. At 6 different Amarillo Whataburger stores, you can donate three items and recieves a coupon for a free Whataburger. On Friday September 13th, at the Tri-State Fair, 6 cans will get you a ride wristband. And at J'n C Archery, 10 percent of sales will benefit the High Plains Food Bank from September 17th- 29th.

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