Bowls of Hope Program: Gifts and Info
Hi guys! Hope you’re having a good day so far!
Recently, I posted about the Bowls of Hope Program that Laurie, from Marina Maher Communications, so kindly informed me about.
To refresh your memory, here is the info:
Post’s “Bowls of Hope” program will help provide balanced breakfasts to struggling Americans – for every purchase of Post Shredded Wheat the company will donate one bowl of cereal to Feeding America, up to 15 million bowls. The purchase of a Bowls of Hope specially-marked cereal will support Post’s efforts in donating a bowl of Post Shredded Wheat Original, Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Original, Shredded Wheat and Bran, Shredded Wheat Lightly Frosted and Shredded Wheat Honey Nut. Each variety is heart-healthy, offers the benefits of whole grains, is a good source of fiber, and provides a simple approach to feeling good while doing good. The Post and Feeding America’s Bowls of Hope program will run until December 31, 2009.
And here is some additional information Laurie sent to me about the program :
- The Bowls of Hope program was conceived to present an approachable way for people to give back, while providing much needed sustenance to the hungry.
- The number of persons unemployed in America is upwards of 12.5 million, according to the United States Department of Labor.
- Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America notes, “We recently released a new survey detailing that the 200 food banks we serve have experienced an average increase in demand of more than 30 percent in the past year. Unemployment was cited as the primary factor for the increased demand.”
Thank you, Laurie, for all the information about the Bowls of Hope program! It definitely sounds like a wonderful way to give back and help others!
Along with the fact sheet, Laurie also sent me some really neat gifts! Thanks, Laurie!
A box of Shredded Wheat Honey Nut Cereal, which I was so excited to try, and a very cool Bowls of Hope cereal bowl!
And as if that wasn’t enough, imagine my surprise when I found out the bowl was customized just for me!
Okay, back to the cereal!
Here’s the nutrition info:
Here’s what the cereal looks like on the box:
Here’s how it looked when I poured it into the bowl:
I couldn’t wait to eat it since it sounded so good!
I really liked it! The cereal had a nice crunchy texture – not too crunchy that it would hurt your teeth, but crunchy enough that it had a nice bite to it. I also liked that it was sweet, but not too sweet.
And of course, the nice thing about this breakfast was that before I poured the cereal into the bowl, and after I was done eating it, I was reminded of the awesome Bowls of Hope program!
I just love that! Not only is it a good reminder to go buy a box of cereal to help with the Bowls of Hope program, but it is a good everyday reminder to do good for someone else!
I am looking forward to trying out the other varieties of Post Shredded Wheat cereal
and I love the fact that at the same time I would be helping someone else!
I encourage you all to take part in the Bowls of Hope program, and I will leave you with this quote from Bonnie Lidz, Senior Brand Manager, “Every little bit helps, and we believe this program will remind people that even one bowl of cereal can make a difference. Multiply that by 15 million, and imagine the impact we can make together!”
Have a great day, everyone!