Children's Hospital of Michigan Cereal Drive

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Children's Hospital Cereal Drive

May 29 - June 5, 2015 

Because breakfast doesn’t take a summer vacation.

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The staff at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan sees the effects of child hunger first-hand. In 2010, the DMC's Professional Nurse Council took action, organizing a massive cereal collection for kids. The drive provided more than 160,000 meals for children who face hunger.

Year after year, the drive has grown. Last summer, nearly 440,000 servings of cereal were collected by southeast Michigan DMC locations. The drive has also grown to national scale. A total of 2 million cereal servings were collected in 2014 by Children's Hospitals across the country who were inspired by our local effort.

Learn more about the cereal drive on the Children's Hospital of Michigan website.

You can help: 

Every $1 you donate provides an 8 ounce box of cereal for a hungry child.

Donate Online:

Click here to make a secure online donation to our Children's Hospital of Michigan Virtual Cereal Drive!

Donate in person at one of these events:

Friday, May 29:
Cereal Drive Kick-off at Children's Hospital of Michigan

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Drop off your cereal collection! 
Cabrini High School "Fill the Bus"
15305 Wick Rd., Allen Park

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Cereal collections, Grand Prix shuttle sites:
Cobo Center & Renaissance Center, Jefferson Ave. driveway

Saturday, May 30:
10:00 AM  – 3:00 PM : Cereal collections, Grand Prix shuttle sites: 
Cobo Center & Renaissance Center, Jefferson Ave. driveway

Sunday, May 31:
10:00 AM  – 3:00 PM : Cereal collections, Grand Prix shuttle sites: 
Cobo Center & Renaissance Center, Jefferson Ave. driveway 

Monday, June 1:
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concert
Collecting cereal at GM Renaissance Center's Wintergarden

Tuesday, June 2:
5:00 – 7:00 PM: MOJO in the Morning Show
Shannon, 95.5 radio collecting cereal at Livonia Kroger
Former Detroit Red Wing legend Kurt Maltby attending!
33523 8 Mile, Livonia 48152

Wednesday, June 3:
6:00 AM -10:00 AM: Jay Towers, 100.3 and FOX 2 live broadcast
"Fill the Bus" at Kroger
Corner of Woodward and 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak

Thursday, June 4:
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Campus Martius Summer Concert Series
Kicks off with the Bush Man from WJLB collecting cereal. 

Friday, June 5:
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Celebration at Children’s Hospital, Detroit
Taste the Treat Dreams & Cereal Drive Ice Cream Flavor Contest winner and help load the cereal collection on to the Gleaners’ trucks.

Drop off donations at one of these locations:

Novi Rehabilitation Center
42005 West Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377
Contact: Susan Chesney 248-305-7575

Berry Surgical Center
28500 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, Mi 48334
Contact: Lori Cleveland 248-737-6878

Alex J. Etkin Specialty Center – Southfield
29120 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI 48034
Contact: Kelly Alexander 248-351-7853

Specialty Center – Canton
45250 Cherry Hill Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
Contact: Angela Houston 734-397-6270

Stilson Specialty Center – Clinton Township
42700 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Contact: Susan Cormendy 586-532-3410

Pam Taurence - Tenet Health Hero

Detroit Medical Center Video

Pam Taurence explains why she, and others at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, decided to launch a cereal drive in 2010.

"We wanted to make a difference in the community, and we wanted it to affect kids. So what better way, I mean, if you don't eat, you just aren't going to be able to perform," she says.

"We ask people to bring oatmeal, Cheerios, something with some nutritional value. But kids like it. They eat it, they like it, and it's easy and convenient. You can make oatmeal with water, you can eat cereal without milk. So it works."

Pam Taurence Children's Hospital of Michigan Cereal Drive Vi

View the video to learn more about Pam and her commitment and passion that has driven this cereal drive over the past four years.


2015 Cereal Drive Partners:

Children's Hospital of Michigan Graphic - 2014 Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation Logo 100.3 WNIC Logo FM 98 WJLB Logo
Channel 955 Logo MIX 92.3 FM Logo Kroger logo Kellogg's
Biggby Logo Horizontal - 2014 Fox 2 Detroit 2009 logo Treat Dreams Logo Detroit Grand Prix