BECAUSE NOW MORE THAN EVER KIDS NEED BREAKFAST
For the past 12 years the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) 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 over 11.5 million servings of cereal. This year, we are back in person! We’ll be filling trucks with cereal and taking donations through our Virtual Cereal Drive between June 3rd – 10th to help children eat a healthy breakfast this summer. At the Children’s Hospital of Michigan we see firsthand 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, and your support is appreciated now more than ever.
You can’t have cereal without milk! Milk remains one of the most sought after product at Gleaner’s distributions to date. In fiscal year 2021, Gleaner’s distributed 879,000 fluid gallons of milk at local distribution sites. Gleaners continues to work closely with our partner, United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM), to help meet the need in the community. Funds raised through this donation page will be used to purchase milk, and Michigan’s dairy farmers will MATCH each donation dollar-for-dollar, up to 32,000 servings of milk during the month of June – National Dairy Month!