BECAUSE NOW MORE THAN EVER KIDS NEED BREAKFAST
For the past 11 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 11 years, together, we have raised nearly 11 million servings of cereal. This year, we understand during this challenging time, it will be difficult to execute our annual Cereal Drive.
Although we cannot get together and fill buses and trucks with cereal, we can continue to help children eat this summer by donating whatever you can to our Virtual Cereal Drive. 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.
The 12th Annual Cereal Drive will kick off June 4 and runs through June 11. All virtual donations will go to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to support the community wherever the need is greatest this year.