Auburn Lions sell cook-at-home breakfast packages to raise funds
BY DENNY SCOTT
The Auburn Lions, in place of their bi-monthly fundraising breakfasts, are turning to pre-packaged breakfasts for families as a means of supporting their community efforts.
Travis Teed of the Lions told The Citizen the club came up with the idea when looking to find a way to support itself.
“We can’t do our breakfasts, so we put it out to the members to put their heads to the pillows and think on how to raise money,” he said. “We had to find a way.”
The idea came from Lions Club member Bill Robinson and his wife who suggested packaging a breakfast including locally-sourced goods like sausages and a pancake mix.
“We got everything we could locally, and we sourced the flour for the pancake mix from Arva, and of course maple syrup from [Robinson’s Maple Products near Auburn],” Teed said, adding the only thing that wasn’t locally grown was the coffee, which came from Coastal Coffee near Point Clark. “We put it into a nice gift package.”
Teed said that the packages, which cost $45 and feed six, are completely made from recyclable materials.
Thus far, the uptake on the program has been “unbelievably good” he said.
“Some members didn’t know if it would take off,” Teed said. “We sold 115 in our first week or so. We want to encourage any and all orders we can because this will probably be our only fundraiser for the time being and the only way we can continue to support our community.”
Teed said the package contains everything needed except the eggs, and it’s all made from scratch, which is why it’s proven to be popular and appreciated by those who have picked up a package.
For more information, contact any member of the Lions or visit the Auburn Lions Club on Facebook.