Cafe's cinnamon rolls sell like hotcakes for charity
The proceeds from the sales of cinnamon rolls at Gresham's Biscuits Cafe will allow SnowCap Community Charities to purchase more than 52,000 pounds of food for its pantry.
Biscuits Cafe, 1905 N.E. Division St., owned by Dana and David Ligatich, donated 100 percent of sales of its tasty pastries on Nov. 14, part of the Fill-A-Bag campaign to raise funds for SnowCap, which connects low-income residents with a dependable source of food.
SnowCap, 17805 S.E. Stark St., is able to purchase up to 100 pounds of food with each $5 donation.
David said the original plan was to bake 100 cinnamon rolls, but that was before they received 100 pre-orders. So they upped the goal to 200, but pre-orders soon swelled to 175. In response, David and Dana baked 300 cinnamon rolls, but those were sold out by 10 a.m.
"We cooked every last cinnamon roll we had to the tune of 462 that day, and we still ran out by 2 p.m.," David said. "With some other donations that day, and a check from Jim and Cynthia Thurber to put us over the 52,000-pound mark, we were both tired and excited."
A couple of upcoming Fill-A-Bag opportunities include:
• Gresham Station, 649 N.W. 12th St., free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus free photos, crafts and fun on Dec. 4. Food will be collected for SnowCap.
• Landmark Tax & Investment Services' holiday party for clients, friends and family will occur at Happy Hour, 344 N. Main Ave., Gresham, on Monday, Dec. 18. All proceeds benefit SnowCap.
Visit http://www.snowcap.org/ for a list of all Fill-A-Bag events.
UPDATE: A previous version of this story incorrectly described Landmark Tax's holiday party. The Outlook regrets the error.