Officers and community members connect over pancake breakfast

People enjoyed pancakes and sausage from Bob Evans at the 10th annual Pancake Breakfast.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Programs such as ‘Kops 4 Kids’, ‘Bicycle Helmet’, and ‘Forgotten Families’ wouldn’t be possible without the funds raised from a simple pancake breakfast.

On Saturday, law enforcement officers and community members gathered at 2125 Ollsdale Road for the 10th annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the associate lodge for the Fraternal Order of Police Indiana Wayne Lodge 14. The associate lodge is a group of business and community workers who work to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.

“You’ve got police officers and community members who may not see each other all the time. They can come here and share a meal, discuss some issues they may be having in their neighborhoods and know it’s just a good time for community efforts for everybody to get together and discuss those much-needed issues in our community,” Sgt. Mitchel McKinney said.

All the proceeds from the breakfast provide the annual income for the associate lodge’s philanthropic programs.

Bob Evans provided pancakes and sausage for the breakfast. Each year the organization raises between $2,000 and $3,000.

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