Donna Kelce, often referred to as the football mom of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, is renowned for her supportive presence on game days. However, her care and involvement extend beyond the football field to include elementary school children in Kansas.

Donna Kelce Let Small Business Use Her Famous Cookie Recipe on Mugs to Help Pay Off Students’ Lunch Debt (Exclusive)

Her involvement in supporting elementary school kids highlights her commitment to her community beyond her role as a football mom.


Whether it’s through volunteering, fundraising, or other initiatives, Donna Kelce’s efforts contribute to the well-being and development of young children in Kansas.

Her dedication to both her family and her community exemplifies the importance of giving back and making a positive impact wherever one can.


Annie’s Barn owner Annie Stowe, who makes the mugs in her basement, told PEOPLE they have so far raised $4,100

After Kelce, 71, bought 20 mugs emblazoned with “It’s Mama Kelce’s world and we’re all just living in it” to give away as Christmas gifts from Kansas City-area small business Annie’s Barn, the owner reached out to Kelce to collaborate on a new mug for charity.


Annie Stowe, 59, shared how Donna Venmo’d her, prompting Stowe to send a thank-you message and inquire about featuring her famous chocolate chip cookie recipe on a mug. Stowe proposed donating $5 per mug sold to pay off elementary school lunch debt, and Donna agreed.

Living with her wife Karen Eskilson, 60, Stowe began crafting the “Mama Kelce’s Cookies” mugs in the basement of their Overland Park home following Donna’s approval. The mugs feature the detailed cookie recipe along with an iPhone Memoji of Donna’s face, creating a personalized touch to the charitable endeavor.


As Donna gears up to cheer on her son and his Chiefs teammates at Sunday’s Super Bowl, Kansas City news outlet KMBC 9 reported that Annie’s Barn raised $2,000 from the recipe mugs to give to schools.

Since that story aired on local TV, Stowe tells PEOPLE, Annie’s Barn has raised an additional $2,100, bringing the total raised to $4,100.

More than 30 million students in the United States can’t afford their school meals, according to the Education Data Initiative, with the national public school meal debt totaling $262 million a year. In Kansas alone, the school meal debt is $23,515,926.

Annie Stowe’s “Mama Kelce’s Cookies” mug is making a significant impact in reducing elementary school lunch debt.

Stowe expressed her desire for Donna Kelce to accompany her in delivering the checks to the schools. While she hasn’t received a response yet, she understands that Donna is occupied with the Super Bowl festivities. Donna is currently in Las Vegas with Jason and other relatives, possibly joined by Travis’ girlfriend Taylor Swift, to support Travis and the Chiefs in their battle against the San Francisco 49ers for the Super Bowl title.

Donna previously shared with PEOPLE that the chocolate chip cookie recipe holds sentimental value for her and her family, being a favorite among them. She hopes that others will enjoy the cookies as much as they have over the years, fostering cherished moments in the kitchen with loved ones.

Here is the recipe that Donna let Annie’s Barn use on the mugs:

  • 1½ cups sweet cream butter (3 sticks)
  • 1½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda (dissolved in 2 tbsp. of hot water to activate; microwave water first then stir in baking soda to dissolve)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake or pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Donna Kelce garnered attention in February 2023 when both of her NFL sons competed against each other in Super Bowl LVII, also known as the Kelce Bowl. The game ended with the Kansas City Chiefs emerging victorious over the Philadelphia Eagles with a score of 38-35.

Reflecting on the whirlwind experience, Donna shared with PEOPLE for the magazine’s 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year list, “It’s been a ride. That’s for sure.


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