Who doesn’t love pancakes? They are one of my favorite foods as part of what is certainly my favorite meal of the day.

And if breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not start it off for free?

IHOP restaurants are giving away free pancakes on Tuesday, March 3, in honor of National Pancake Day.

As part of the giveaway, IHOP presents the opportunity for customers to leave a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, if they are so inclined. According to USA Today, IHOP has raised almost $16 million for charities since it started offering free pancakes in 2006.

What a worthy cause! … And a delicious one at that!