The fall-out from Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps’ marijuana use is resulting in a windfall of corn flakes for food banks in California.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a local food bank recently received two tons of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes with Phelps on the box after the cereal company decided not to renew the champion swimmer’s endorsement contract. Kellogg’s distanced itself from the gold medal winner after a British newspaper published photos of him allegedly smoking pot at a fraternity party, saying that “Michael’s most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract.”
Although Kellogg is not commenting, it is apparent that someone was dumping unwanted stock – and helping those in need at the same time. The 3,800 pounds of cereal reportedly “flew off the shelves” although the food bank kept a few as “souvenirs.”