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Cereal Drive

Thank you to all who participated in our 10th Annual Cereal Drive - it was our biggest yet!

3,080,617 million servings of cereal were collected this year and more than 10,849,328 million servings have been collected over the course of the last 10 years to help feed hungry children in SE Michigan.

View 10th Anniversary Photos Here

Save the Date for our 11th Annual Cereal Drive

May 29 – June 5, 2020
Because breakfast, doesn't take a summer vacation

Cereal Drive Contact Information

Pam Taurence, RN - Project Coordinator: (313) 745-6456 or
Wendi Tague, RN – Community Coordinator: 
Megan Pierrel, BSN, RN - School Coordinator:
Elise Bennett - Marketing Manager: (313) 966-5288 or
Suzette Hohendorf - Gleaners Food Bank:

Why donate to the PNC 2020 Cereal Drive? Because Breakfast Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

The Children's Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council we would like to invite you to actively join us in the fight against child hunger during our Annual Cereal Drive.

In Southeast Michigan, more than 300,000 free, or reduced-fee breakfasts and lunches are served daily to kids during the school year. What happens during the summer months when school is out? There is a hunger gap that needs to be filled.

Our cereal drive began in June, 2010, collecting 160,757 servings of cereal. We immediately recognized the positive impact this project had on our community and eagerly set a goal to make this an annual event! Every year the Cereal Drive continues to exceed the previous years’ serving totals, during our 10th Anniversary Cereal Drive in 2019, we collected 3,080,617 million servings and more than 10,849,328 million servings have been collected over the course of the last ten years.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, Children’s Hospital of Michigan takes our role as stewards of children’s health seriously. Hunger affects health. With a proven connection between nutrition and good health, our mission is clear.

We’re asking for you to help us improve the lives and the health of our community’s children. Collected cereal will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan, who will distribute the cereal collection to children and their families over the summer.

Collection Guidelines

We recommend that you collect your cereal during the month of May, however, you may run your cereal drive whenever you like. Please have your cereal delivered to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan by 12 noon on Friday, June 5, 2020. To arrange pick-ups for a large donation, please call 313-308-0628. We are unable to accommodate food pick-ups prior to May 29, 2020 so we ask that you store your cereal in a secure, food friendly, and critter-free environment.

We hope your organization joins our effort to fight child hunger in Southeast Michigan this summer!