Cereal Drive Is Back Because Now More than Ever, Kids Need Breakfast
DETROIT – For the past 12 years the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council at the Detroit Medical Center has partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to lead a community effort to provide children with a consistent daily meal over summer recess.
Now more than ever, kids in Southeast Michigan need access to healthy breakfast options throughout the summer. Over the last 12 years, together, we have raised more than 11 million servings of cereal.
And this year, the Cereal Drive is back to filling buses and trucks with cereal so we can continue to help children eat this summer.
“At the Children’s Hospital of Michigan we understand the building block for every good outcome starts with getting access to nutrition,” said Kathy Donovan, MSN, NE-BC, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “We see the impact food insecurity has on children’s health. The hospital does not just treat sick or injured children; we work to keep the children and families in our community healthy.”
“When school lets out, hunger sets in as children lose access to school meals during the summer months. This summer is especially difficult with skyrocketing grocery and gas prices causing even more hardship for families,” said Gerry Brisson, Gleaners president and CEO. “Gleaners is grateful for the longstanding partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to help take hunger off the breakfast table so children can grow and thrive.”
The 13th Annual Cereal Drive will kick off June 3 and runs through June 10. All donations will go to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to support the community wherever the need is greatest this year.
Simply visit ChildrensDMC.org/CerealDrive to help feed children in our community this summer or request assistance for your family or a child you know.