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On Feburary 28th IHOP is providing the opportunity to unite two good things: pancakes and books for kids. More specifically, IHOP is offering free short stacks of pancakes nationwide from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. "In exchange for free short stacks of pancakes, we invite guests to make a donation to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, new books to children from low-income families, or to other local charities," explained Carolyn O'Keefe, chief marketing officer of IHOP Corp. You can view a full press release about this here, or find more information at I also wrote about First Book here.

According to the press release National Pancake Day started in "celebration of Shrove Tuesday, which heralds the beginning of fasting during Lent. Long ago, strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other fats...hence the name Pancake Day."

So, on February 28th, eat some pancakes and donate some books to kids. What a great way to start the day! -- Jen