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2015 Cereal Drive

2015 Professional Nurse Council (PNC) Cereal Drive - May 29-June 5, 2015

The annual Professional Nurse Council cereal drive is fast approaching! The primary focus is all of us coming together for a common cause to end childhood hunger. Every serving counts!

Last year, we raised 622,839 servings at the Children's Hospital of Michigan alone. With participating children's hospital nationwide, we raised more than 2 million servings combined!


Schools and community organizations can get involved, too. If those donations are arranged by unit, they'll be counted in your area's totals, too! (Large corporate donations will be divided equally among all areas.)  

Please share the kits below with other staff who don't have access to email or with anyone in your community you think may be interested in joining our 2015 Drive! Please remember these guidelines:

Please check with Megan Pierrel prior to contacting a school to avoid multiple appeals.

  •   Contact schools soon, as they usually have to get administration approval.
  •   School cereal should be brought to CHM on May 29. Gleaners will arrange pick up for large donations.
  •   Please contact Wendi Tague prior to contacting community groups or small businesses to avoid duplicate appeals. 
  • If you have connections with large corporate donors, please send to Wendi Tague, as these need to go through marketing. 
Thank you! Together we can make a difference!  

Community Kit - Cereal Drive 2015      l      School Kit - Cereal Drive 2015 


Novi Rehabilitation Center
42005 West Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377
Contact: Susan Chesney

  Alex J. Etkin Specialty Center – Southfield
29120 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI 48034
Contact: Kelly Alexander
  Stilson Specialty Center – Clinton Township
42700 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Contact: Susan Cormendy

Berry Surgical Center
28500 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, Mi 48334
Contact: Lori Cleveland

  Specialty Center – Canton
45250 Cherry Hill Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
Contact: Angela Houston

Why donate to the PNC 2015 Cereal Drive?
Gleaners Community Food Bank distributes the cereal collected during the Children’s Hospital of Michigan-DMC Cereal Drive immediately after it is counted and sorted by volunteers. Cereal is an expensive item for Gleaners to purchase for distribution, yet it is also one of the items in highest demand. Our partners and clients look forward to this very generous opportunity every spring.

We thank you for your support and partnership in this very important endeavor.

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 creates educational problems
▪ Under-nutrition before the age of 3 fundamentally changes the neurological structure of the brain and central nervous system, harming a child’s ability to learn.
▪ By the 3rd grade, hungry children have lower reading and math scores than their non-hungry peers.

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

Child hunger in our community
▪ In Michigan, 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger, 1 out of 5 children struggles with hunger.
▪ There are 707,130 people in southeast Michigan who are food insecure; 200,990 of them are children.
▪ In southeast Michigan, more than 300,000 children receive free or reduced-price meals in school.

When school recesses for the summer, these children are vulnerable to undernourishment and hunger.
During the 2013-14 fiscal year, Gleaners reached 144,871 children through our food and education programs. These programs include mobile pantries, summer lunch services and emergency food distribution through Gleaners partner network of day cares, summer camps, pantries, shelters and other agencies that serve children in need.

Cereal is an important food item for our food distributions, as it is a food that needs no preparation, can be eaten at any time of the day, and is well-liked by children.  

Every dollar donated to Gleaners feeds one child for one day.

77,000 meals are distributed by Gleaners each day to 510 partner agencies in five southeastern Michigan counties.

Cereal Drive Partners: