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2014 Cereal Drive

Please join the Children's Hospital of Michigan's Professional Nurse Council for their 5th Annual Cereal Drive to feed the children of Metro Detroit for the 5th straight summer. This year's drive will take place May 30 to June 6. As we get closer we will list drop off locations around the metro area, many of them at DMC and Children's Hospital of Michigan clinic locations. Last year we along with other hospitals around the country raised over 1.5 million servings of cereal for kids. Let's do it again and increase the number of meals we provide for hungry kids. Thank you for your support.

2014 Cereal Drive National Starter Kit
2014 Cereal Drive Community Starter Kit 
2014 Cereal Drive Schools Starter Kit

Kid Hunger Facts 2014

Gleaners Community Food Bank will begin to distribute the DMC/Children’s Hospital Cereal Drive collected cereal immediately after it is counted and sorted. Cereal is an expensive item for Gleaners to purchase for distribution, but also one of the items in highest demand—particularly among children who account for at least 40 percent of those they serve.

What does child hunger look like?

FACT: Child hunger causes health problems
• Hungry children are sick more often, more likely to be hospitalized and more likely to suffer physical, emotional and developmental problems.

FACT: Child hunger created educational problems
• Lack of nutrition before the age of three fundamentally changes the neurological structure of the brain and nervous system, harming a child’s ability to learn. 

FACT: Child hunger eventually impacts our economic vitality
• Adults who experienced hunger as children are often not well-prepared mentally, emotionally, physically or socially to perform in a work environment. 

The number of Michigan children living in poverty more than doubled over the last decade. One in four Michigan children are at risk of hunger; in Detroit, nearly half of all children face hunger.

This summer Gleaners will distribute millions of meals through their child feeding programs, including school-based mobile pantries, summer lunch services and emergency food distribution through their partner network of day cares, summer camps, pantries , shelters and other agencies that serve children in need. 

Help the Children’s Hospital of Michigan help Gleaners feed kids during the summer of 2014. Remember, hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. 


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