Michael Phelps attends the Boston Celtics versus the Utah Jazz game on Dec. 15.
Kellogg Donates Phelps' Boxes To Food Bank
Cereal Boxes With Phelps On Cover Donated To San Francisco Facility
POSTED: 9:02 am EDT March 12, 2009
UPDATED: 9:27 am EDT March 12, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- Kellogg Co. recently donated thousands of boxes of cereal with Michael Phelps' picture on them to the San Francisco Food Bank.
Kellogg last month declined to renew its endorsement deal with the Olympic swimming star after a photo surfaced showing him smoking from a marijuana pipe.
Food bank executive director Paul Ash said he doesn't know specifically why the cereal was donated. Kellogg officials responded to questions Wednesday with an e-mail saying the company routinely donates food that is nearing the end of its shelf life but still good.
Either way, Ash is glad to have the items, which he said can be hard to come by.
Phelps was selected to appear on the cereal boxes after he won a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
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