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Bake to Help Pay Off Elementary School Lunch Debt with Mama Kelce’s Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Kansas City Chiefs and Giving Back Story


Feb 11, 2024
Donna Kelce allows small businesses to feature cookie recipe on mugs to aid in paying off students’ lunch debt- WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce is famous not only for his talent on the field but also for his big personality. Much of his personality might have come from his mother, Donna Kelce, who is known for her famous chocolate chip cookies.

Donna Kelce, 71, recently discovered a mug that caught her attention while shopping online. The mug was emblazoned with the words “It’s Mama Kelce’s world and we’re just living in it.” She loved it so much that she purchased 20 of the mugs as Christmas gifts for loved ones.

These mugs are not just any ordinary mugs; they contain the entire recipe and directions for Donna Kelce’s cookie recipe and sell for about $18 each. They were created by a small business in the Kansas City area called Annie’s Barn, and with each mug sold, $5 goes towards paying off elementary school lunch debt.

After the mug caught Donna’s eye, Annie Stowe, owner of Annie’s Barn, reached out to her and asked if she would be willing to donate her cookie recipe to the project. According to Stowe, the mugs sold enough to pay off roughly $2,000 in lunch debt at a school in the Kansas City area within two weeks.

Stowe told People that Donna Kelce has not yet responded to her request to help deliver checks to the schools. However, Stowe plans to deliver checks to Pawnee Elementary in Overland Park, Kansas as well as two schools in Olathe, Kansas.

Donna Kelce became famous for her cookies after making some for her sons Travis and Jason before they met in Super Bowl LVII in February 2023. The cookies are special because they are flat and more like toffee cookies. When Stowe reached out to Donna Kelce about the recipe, she told her that she had done it right – the cookies are meant to be that way.

While Donna is currently in Las Vegas watching Travis play against San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIVIII, sports fans interested in supporting this cause can visit Annie’s Barn’s website and purchase a “Mama Kelce” mug or even buy a whole box of them! They can be sure they’re likely to get a really good cookie recipe too!

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