Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Breakfast Bar launches nonprofit to raise funds for local charities through unlimited pancakes & block parties

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It has long been known that the owners of The Breakfast Bar—Pamela and Joshua Beadel—have been deeply involved in the community: Whether it is giving back to the industry that raised with food industry nights at their spaces or donating to community events and charities, they’ve done what they can in the name of philanthropy.

But they want to do more.

So they have created a nonprofit, the Beadel Family Foundation, in order to do just that.

The plans? Rather simple: Pick a charity (or organization or community event or overall good thing that does good things for the city), host a block party and ticketed, unlimited pancake meal, with funds raised by the tickets going to said charity.

“It is a revenue-generating avenue for us to raise capital for whatever charity or organization we choose,” Joshua said. “That way we can choose which cause we’re deciding to raise money for while also giving the community an event they can actively participate in.”

And for the Beadels—whose success with expansion has become a reflection of Long Beach pride: they are looking to open their third location on the Eastside and are currently seeking investors—the time has come where they are actually able to take a little more time away from the business and focus on doing things for the community.

The inaugural event—with tickets at only $20 and taking place at their 4th Street location—will benefit CSULB’s Guardian Scholars, a program focused on mentoring and supporting students that come from foster families and the foster system.

“A dear friend of mine was a direct beneficiary of that program so this particular event means a lot to me and is a great way to kick off what we hope to be a regular event,” Joshua said. “We’re gonna have free haircuts for the kids thanks to Razorbacks next door (and cuts for adults with a request for donation). Activities for the kids. Some live music. Haven across the street will also be activating their space.

“Overall, it’s just about people filling their belly on pancakes, spending some time in the neighborhood, and supporting a great cause.”

For tickets and more information about the inaugural Pancakes 4 Purpose event by The Breakfast Bar, click here. Their 4th Street location is at 3404 E. 4th St.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

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