Fat Tuesday pancake breakfast benefits Rockford nonprofit

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Tuesday, 40 gallons of pancake batter, 16 gallons of milk and 32 dozen eggs were eaten all for a good cause.

Trinity House hosted its annual Fat Tuesday Swedish pancake event.

Trinity House is a nonprofit that helps low-income families in need of housing or people who used to be homeless. All the money raised goes to help Trinity House and the families they serve.

"I think that's one of the biggest challenges in Rockford is affordable housing for low-income families that really just make minimum wage because the rent can be so high in Rockford," said Trinity House Executive Director Jan Jann.

Nearly 350 attended the event in an effort to help 65 local families. Trinity House owns nine buildings in Rockford, three of them are used as homeless shelters.