Help Donate Breakfast for Arlington Homeless

Just a box of cereal to you, but breakfast for a homeless person in Arlington. A-SPAN is organizing a cereal drive to replace breakfast supplies that are running low.

Gabrielle Goodson, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator, says A-SPAN offers breakfast 365 days a year at the Homeless Services Center. At this time of the year they have a larger than usual breakfast crowd, especially when the Hypothermia Center is open.

The numbers run 25-35 for breakfast or higher when it is cold. Offering breakfast gives homeless an opportunity to get a hot cup of coffee and get warm.

A-SPAN is requesting that boxes of cereal be dropped off at the Homeless Services Center on 2020 A 14th Street N to supplement the coffee, fruit, hard boiled eggs and sometimes donated pastries offered at breakfast. They also encourage neighborhood, faith communities, schools or business groups to make this into a fun activity by organizing a cereal drive.

She said they once had kids build a cereal house with walls made out of cereal boxes. “We always need cereal.”

Cereal may be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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