The packs equate to 16,000 breakfast servings for families facing hunger
Roseville-based Family Green Survival delivered 4,000 bags of cereal packs — equating to 16,000 breakfast servings — to the Placer Food Bank Oct. 14, as part of the group’s efforts to combat hunger through its Bag of Life program.
This program was developed under the nutrition guidance of Sutter Health and provides nutritious, tasty and easy to prepare meals to families facing food insecurity, according to Family Green Survival Founder Gopal Kapur. One in six Americans experiences hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Another problem is that the most convenient, most advertised and most familiar foods are not nourishing; they promote obesity,” Kapur said. “As a result, we have an avalanche of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.”
The Bag of Life meals, called “Grand Hot Cereal,” are distributed to low-income families through regional food banks. Each bag contains quinoa, oats, sunflower seeds, flax seed and cinnamon to provide high-quality protein, complex carbohydrates and natural dietary fiber.
Rotary Club of Roseville, Safeway and Placer Food Bank provided funding for the project. For more information, visit www.bagoflife.com.