Local cafes take part in Cereal For Coffee fundraiser

Cereal for Coffee, co-founded by Thornlands teacher Samara Sargeson in 2015, has launched its annual fundraising campaign, which will see participating cafes swapping nutritious cereals for a regular coffee on June 18.

Cereal for Coffee will then distribute the cereal to breakfast clubs at local schools. Ms Sargeson said chaplains and teachers would then make sure each child got a nutritious start to the day.

Three Australian school children in every class will arrive at school hungry or without having eaten breakfast. Ms Sargeson said hungry children had difficulty with learning, social interactions and physical demands.

These children found it hard to concentrate, could be lethargic and could exhibit behavioural problems.

Through past fundraising campaigns, Cereal for Coffee has donated more than 5000 boxes of cereal as well as milk, bread and spreads to schools and community groups, including some in Yarrabilba and Capalaba. The organisation feeds about 1100 primary school students every week. Cereal boxes can be swapped for a regular coffee on June 18 at registered cafes.

In Yarrabilba, people can donate cereal boxes in exchange for a coffee at The Coffee Club, Stellarossa and Thom and Ann’s Restaurant Deli.

Donations will also be accepted at The Story Tree in Boonah.

In the Redlands, Cereal for Coffee will accept donations at The Vintage Apron in Capalaba and Brown’s Bakery Cafe in Cleveland.