By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville’s Great Harvest Bread Co. is once again giving back to the community and surrounding communities. With “The Return of the Lunchbox” charity initiative, the bakery and deli will be donating bread to three local charities with the public’s participation.
The social share and local charity initiative gives parents the chance to get creative and give back while their kids are getting back to school.
All you have to do to participate is use bread from Great Harvest Bread Co. to make a sandwich and post a photo on social media. Participants must tag Great Harvest Bread Co. Trussville and use the hashtags #returnofthelunchbox and #LunchboxCityTrussville. In the post, share your list of ingredients and explain why it is the “go-to” lunchbox item.
Owners David and Jennifer Snyder hope the initiative inspires new, favorite sandwich ideas while helping those in need.
“Everybody is struggling right now,” Jennifer Snyder said. “We have to learn a new normal and I can see where some parents may struggle to feel comfortable with school lunches. Or at home, you may run out of ideas and with this, you can come get your loaf of bread and see what you can do and get your kids involved.”
Great Harvest may also feature some of the items shared.
“It’s not a contest, it’s just a way for people to be very creative in a difficult time,” Jennifer Snyder said.
For every post, Great Harvest Bread Co. Trussville will donate a loaf of bread to one of three charities: TEAM Food Pantry, Three Hots and a Cot and Just People Projects, Inc. The business will rotate the charities as posts are made.
The Return of the Lunchbox runs through the end of September. You do not have to live in Trussville to participate.