Kerbey Lane is a local emblem to Austinites. The restaurant is known for late-night dining, perfect pancakes, and killer queso. Plus they're open 24/7 so they save a good many University of Texas students from rough mornings by providing them with 3:00 am carbs. But besides good food, this Austin institution prides itself on having hyper-local roots.
In fact, they even put that on the menu! So, to honor the city that they take such pride in, Kerbey Lane announced on August 14 that they donated tens of thousands of meals to the Austin Food Bank. The Austin Food Bank is one of the city's largest food banks, which provides daily meals to some of Austin's neediest families.
To be specific about their donation, the firm donated the proceeds it earned by selling a specialty pancake over the course of two weeks in July. In addition, they donated more than 800 pounds of their pancake mix to the food bank.
The cash and pancake mix combination add up to more than 18,600 meals.
"We're thrilled to continue our support for the Central Texas Food Bank, and to have provided more than 18,600 meals to Central Texans in need through this year's Hot Cakes for Hunger campaign," said Amanda Kuda, Kerby Lane's marketing boss to the Austin American Statesman.
How Can You Participate and Give Back in Austin?
So, if you live in the Austin area and are craving brunch or a late-night snack, stop by Kerbey Lane. Their food is good, but it will taste even better knowing that you are supporting an institution that gives back to the community. Plus, keep your eyes open for future donation drives that they do at the restaurant. You're going to want to participate in their delicious initiative!
Alternatively, you can donate yourself to any of the Austin area food banks. They will all accept donations of cash, groceries, or time.