Phelps Helps SF Food Bank Tame Munchies
Swimmer's bong photo, ban lead to donation of 2 tons of cereal
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 11, 2009 3:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – The amateur paparazzo who snapped Michael Phelps holding a bong helped indirectly bring a little good to the world: Kellogg's, which dumped the Olympian after the photo came to light, donated nearly 2 tons of Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes in boxes bearing Phelps' winning smile to the San Francisco Food Bank, the Chronicle reports.

For the record, Kellogg's hasn't acknowledged the connection, but the food bank doesn't care. "Cereal is a very tough item to get," says the charity's head. The Phelps boxes are moving quickly. "Though Kellogg's and their star spokesman hit a patch of rough water, San Francisco's hungry just got thrown a life preserver," says a food bank rep.