Guests dining at participating restaurants on Perkins Pancake Day Monday, March, 21, 2011 can enjoy a free short stack of Perkins made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, expertly prepared using Perkins legendary recipe created and perfected more than 50 years ago. In return, guests can consider making a donation to Give Kids The World.

Each year, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery serves more than 200,000 free meals at the 200-seat Gingerbread House Restaurant, located in the heart of the Give Kids The World Village. Over the years, more than 4 million free meals have been served. In addition to annual fundraising efforts, ongoing activities for Give Kids The World include community-oriented events and specially marked coin boxes for spare change in the lobbies of most Perkins restaurants.

A week at Give Kids The World Village gives happiness and hope to families of children with life-threatening illnesses, said Pamela Landwirth, president, Give Kids The World. For one week, they can spend time together and have fun. Only through the support of generous partners like Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and delicious events like Perkins Pancake Day can we continue to provide this amazing gift to families who need it most.