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    Don’t be surprised if you recognize the face on your Cheerios box when you sit down to breakfast tomorrow morning.

    Four ShopRite workers in Connecticut are getting their 15 minutes of fame on the back of the popular cereal in recognition of their stores’ success in raising money during National Hunger Awareness Month in September, the Waterbury Republican-American reports. 

    General Mills, the company that produces Cheerios, is honoring more than 85 employees from the top 43 ShopRite stores. The supermarkets on Farmington Avenue in Bristol and Wolcott Street in Waterbury will each feature two familiar faces on the 150,000 limited edition boxes.
    In Waterbury, employees James Moore and Jan Olson will be in the spotlight. The pair helped organize a talent show and battle of the bands for other employees to raise money for the cause, bringing in more than $12,000, the Torrington Register Citizen reports. Moore contributed his own original song about hunger to the lineup.
    From the Bristol store, Jennifer Bouchard and Gene Grala will be featured on the boxes.
    “It is truly remarkable how the involvement in our hunger-fighting activities grows every year, increasing the money raised for people in need,” Christine Magyarits, a spokesperson for ShopRite told the Register. “We are grateful to the leadership of our store associates…who make this all possible.”
    The fight against hunger is a part of ShopRite’s Partners in Caring Campaign—a year-round project to raise both money and awareness toward the cause, according to their website. Over 50 companies are paired with the supermarket chain.