What kid doesn’t like to start the day with a good breakfast including a bowl of cereal? Unfortunately, for many kids in this country this seemingly simple part of a day’s nutrition is beyond reach and that is where our friends at the L.A.-based Bagel Brigade step in to help.
We wrote about the Bagel Brigade and their founder, Herman Berman, last month when Herman died at the age of 90. Bagel Brigade volunteers (mostly retirees and students) gather each day to collect leftover baked goods from retail establishments and deliver them to local schools, pantries and shelters where they will nourish hungry people. They also provide boxes of cereal to schools that offer breakfast to students who arrive hungry each morning.
When we learned that a large box of cereal cost them $1.25 to purchase in quantity we decided that we would like to help. So, with our donation of $4320 there will be an awesome number of cereal boxes arriving at local schools in the San Fernando Valley.
Now for the hard part – should we suggest Corn Flakes or Wheaties? (we know the kids would prefer Fruity Pebbles but…)