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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Thousands of hungry Triad families and individuals are expected to gather throughout the day Friday in downtown Winston-Salem for the 57th annual Twin City Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree.

Proceeds from the event, which costs $6 for adults and $3 for children for "all-you-can-eat" pancakes, will help fund 30 nonprofit organizations in Forsyth County and two charities abroad. The event runs from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benton Convention Center, located at 301 W. Fifth Street.

Twin Cities Kiwanis marketing committee chair Tyler Cox explained each year, lines span from the ballroom out onto the sidewalk outside, as crowds are drawn from neighboring businesses, courtrooms, colleges and other venues all across the Triad. The Kiwanis are prepared to cook at least 10,000 pancakes, in order to meet their intended fundraising goal of $30,000. Cox affirmed this event is one of the most longstanding fundraisers in Forsyth County and is recognized Triad-wide for its annual popularity and success.

The 57th Kiwanis Jamboree is underway at the Benton Convention Center, where families can purchase all-you-can-eat pancakes, for which proceeds benefit 30 non-profit organizations in Forsyth County and abroad. WFMY News 2

Clyde Fitzgerald, Jr., executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest, N.C. affirmed funding from events such as the Kiwanis Jamboree is critical, in order to further provide and expand its youth hunger programs. He encouraged all Triad families to come out to the jamboree at some point Friday.