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February 24, 2015

East End Cooperative Ministry and Pamela’s P & G Diner Host 7th Annual Pancakes in the P.M.

East End Cooperative Ministry and Pamela’s P & G Diner Host 7th Annual Pancakes in the P.M.

Aims to end hunger through all-you-can-eat buffet

Who: East End Cooperative Ministry What: The 7th Annual Pancakes in the P.M. When: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Pamela’s P&G Diner at 60 21st Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 in the Strip District. Why: To benefit the hungry through EECM’s Have a Heart for Hunger campaign Donations: $25-$50 adults; $10 children

Media Contact: Shannon Anglero Phone : (412) 345-7139 Email: shannona@eecm.org

February 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH— For the seventh straight year, Pittsburgh’s East End Cooperative Ministry will host its “Pancakes in the P.M.” a fundraising event to end local hunger, at Pamela’s P&G Diner in the Strip District.

The event features an all-you-can-eat-buffet where attendees can dine on Pamela’s famous breakfast options. It will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Pamela’s P&G Diner at 60 21st Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 in the Strip District.

There are two seatings for this event.

In advance, ticket prices are $40 for attendees arriving between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices for attendees arriving after 7:30 p.m. is $25. At the door, ticket prices are $50 for the first seating, and $35 for the second seating.

Tickets for children will remain constant at $10 for this event. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

The core mission of EECM is eradicating poverty from Pittsburgh’s East End and it aims to do it through its programs.

“Hunger is directly linked to poverty. Families living in poverty are not having their nutritional needs met,” said EECM Executive Director Michael Mingrone. In 2014, EECM served close to 1,000 hungry Pittsburgh families. The consequences of hunger can lead to lack of education, an increase in incarceration, and lack of employment opportunities.

Pancakes in the P.M. is a fundraising initiative for EECM’s Have a Heart for Hunger campaign.

The Have a Heart for Hunger campaign is one of many fundraising initiatives that EECM provides to raise funds for its award-winning services, which include a community kitchen, cooking courses, and food pantry.

Pancakes in the P.M. is a collaboration between EECM and Pamela’s P&G Diner, which is considered a staple in Pittsburgh’s dining scene.

“This is one of our most popular events and it is astounding that we have received an overwhelming amount of support from the Pittsburgh community,” said Mingrone. “EECM is fortunate to have the support of community philanthropists Pamela Cohen and Gail Klingensmith and their quality food.”

Last year, Pancakes in the P.M. attracted 600 people. Over the six years of this event, this partnership has raised nearly $40,000 for EECM’s hunger services. This year event organizers hope to increase the number of participants to 800.

All of the proceeds from the event fund EECM’s Have a Heart for Hunger campaign. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.eecm.org

East End Cooperative Ministry| 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206|(412)361-5549 www.eecm.org