By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A couple of cashiers at a South Philly supermarket have received an unusual honor for their efforts to fight hunger in our area.
The Snyder Avenue ShopRite raised $15,000 for local food banks by asking shoppers to donate at checkout. Teresa Smith and Tilmon Bryant, the two cashiers who raised the most, are being honored by having their picture on the back of a Cheerios box.
It’s the third such honor for Teresa. “Yes, I have them displayed on my china closet at the top!”
Reporter: “They’re not in the cereal cabinet?”
“No, not in the cereal cabinet. Never!”
It’s the first time Tilmon will appear on the special boxes sold at ShopRite stores in March.
Reporter: “Where would you rather be, on the front of a Wheaties box or the back of a Cheerios box?”
Bryant: “I prefer Wheaties, but being on a Cheerios box has been a pleasure for me.”
But, Tilmon knows what’s truly important. “It’s not about the box too much. It’s about helping and feeding the community. That’s the goal here.”