Eat all day with the great cooks of the First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie, 505 W. Marvin, and take home next week’s dinner.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, the pancakes, bacon and sausage will be cooking and ready to eat.

“Chili and soup will simmer until about 11 a.m. and then make it to the tables with or without beans,” said Frank Meyer, Covenant class president. “Frozen casseroles and homemade baked goods will fly out the windows for consumption at home.”

Kitchen leader Richard Kampen said he will stir all day Friday making chili and come in early on Saturday to make sure the pancakes and bacon are ready to go at 7 a.m.

“This will be a good year for chili and, of course, anytime is a good time for pancakes,” he said.

Food will be available through 2 p.m., and will also include homemade soup and cornbread, frozen casseroles, home-baked pies and cakes, with all items available to go.

This annual fund-raiser will benefit local charities including CARE, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Daniel’s Den, Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County and Common Ground.

A portion will also go to support the community programs housed in the Family Life Center of First Methodist Church. Upward basketball and cheerleading is one of the programs this year housed in the church for boys and girls kindergarten through sixth grade.

There are about 200 young people from across Waxahachie participating in the program. More than 300 adults attend, participate and volunteer on Saturday mornings.

For more information, call the church office at (972) 937-4400.