SBG Porridge Project
At Singing Bowl Granola Inc we firmly believe that good food should be available to everybody regardless of income. The SBG Porridge Project was created to share our organic, sugar-free porridge with those who could benefit the most from starting their day with a nutritious breakfast - school children.
In late 2015, Jessica learned about a program called From Breakfast to Beethoven (FB2B) on CBC Radio, where school children are fed nutritious morning meals while learning about music. We got involved and served up 50 helpings of organic cinnamon raisin porridge at one of the schools in Victoria SD61 that was participating in the FB2B program.
After that initial feel-good moment of providing 50 kids with a nutritious start to their day, Jessica did a bit of networking to see which other schools within SD61 could also benefit from free porridge. Working with the coordinator for school meals, she learned that there are hundreds of children in SD61 going to school on empty stomachs every day
We had the commercial kitchen and the recipe, the enthusiasm and the connections to provide these children with delicious organic porridge. The funds were donated by the Blue Heron Advisory Group from the Victoria branch of CIBC Wood Gundy's Children's Miracle Day Campaign directly to SD61. The schools order the porridge directly from SBG, and we supply both individual portions and bulk bags. Together, we hope to put a small dent in the pervasive poverty and hunger experienced by far too many students.
to Jessica Duncan with Keenan Jesperson looking on
Each month we aim to deliver our Organic Cinnamon-Raisin Instant Porridge to your school’s breakfast program.
Rows and rows of wee pots of organic porridge ready for packing.