IHOP giving away free pancakes on Tuesday!

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - IHOP is treating its customers to a free meal and it's all for a worthy cause.

File photo: IHOP

The International House of Pancakes is celebrating its National Pancake Day with free pancakes!

The restaurant chain will be offering a free short stack of its original buttermilk pancakes with no purchase necessary starting Tuesday, March 12th from 7 a.m. Until 7 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about IHOP's campaign to help children battling illnesses.

The restaurant chain is looking to raise $3.5 million for Shriners Hospital programs in the communities they serve.

Since the start of the campaign back in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly 30 million dollars.

So after you are done with your free pancakes, make sure to leave a tip and a generous donation.