The Burgess Brothers sponsor Break through Sacramento with K-12 school lunch program proceeds! !!
Sacramento’s celebrity twin brothers, Jonathan and Matthew Burgess, known nationwide for their Chur-Waffles, and mini Chur-Waffle maker support Breakthrough Sacramento each Friday through their lunch program partnership with Country Day School Sacramento. The Burgess Brothers have the potential to serve over 300 students at Country Day. If realized, this would yield a contribution of $150 per week to Breakthrough Sacramento making a significant impact. “Partnering with this organization aligns with our mission to support college bound students from disadvantaged backgrounds” said, Jonathan and Matthew Burgess.
Breakthrough Sacramento is a nonprofit that provides year-round, tuition-free, support to academically-motivated, ethnically diverse students from under-resourced schools in Sacramento. According to Faith Galati, Executive Director of Breakthrough Sacramento, “ When a student from a low-income household achieves a bachelor’s degree, there is only a 5% chance they will experience a life of poverty. Education is the antidote that every child in our community deserves.” By partnering with Country Day School the Burgess Brothers are “able to serve locally sourced delicious, nutritious meals prepared with love, while helping students from under resourced schools.”
Each Friday the Country Day students are delivered freshly prepared meals by the Burgess Brothers that consist of the following: Burgess Brothers BBQ Meatloaf made with turkey or boneless skinless BBQ Chicken, non-dairy mash potatoes and yellow corn, Veggie Enchiladas with Spanish rice. In addition, the following items have been set for seasonal menus: turkey or vegetarian chili served with the Burgess Brothers vegetarian friendly cornbread waffles, smoked chicken salad on top of mixed greens with ranch or balsamic dressing.
The Burgess Brothers hope to expand their school lunch program by partnering with other private schools looking for a healthy, affordable alternative to processed foods. As this program grows, so does their ability to support Breakthrough Sacramento and the community.