The staff at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan sees the effects of child hunger firsthand. In 2010, the Children's Hospital of Michigan'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, with over 1.9 million servings collected in 2018 to help those suffering from hunger throughout SE Michigan.
Cereal Drive Option 1 - Hold a Cereal Collection at Your Office or School:
Gleaners can provide boxes and customized posters. Deliver your cereal collections to any Gleaners Community Food Bank locations: www.gcfb.org/about-us/contact-us/ OR at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien St., Detroit, Main Entrance from May 31-June 7.
Cereal Drive Option 2 - Hold a Virtual Food Drive:
Don’t have room for cereal boxes in your offices? Our Virtual Food Drive option allows you to purchase cereal online. With our industry relationships and quantity discounts, Gleaners can purchase cereal at a much lower price. It is easy and your donation is fully tax deductible.
Cereal Collection Delivery Options
- Saturday, June 1st – Kroger 16705 Fort St, Southgate, MI 48195. From 9 a.m-12pm
- Tuesday, June 4th- Children's Hospital Of Michigan-Troy. 350 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, from 4pm -6pm
- Thursday June 6th – “Fill the Bus” at Kroger Marketplace, 2200 E 12 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, with Jay Towers and the WNIC’s Morning Show from 6am-12 noon.
- Friday, June 7th – Cereal Drive Wrap-Up and Celebration, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit’s cafeteria, hosted by Chelsea, WNIC’s Morning Show. Celebrate and help us load the Gleaners trucks from 11am -2pm!
Interested in becoming a partner?
We're looking for schools and community partners who want to join us in the fight against child hunger. Learn more by downloading one of our partner information packets below.
For more information, contact:
Community Events Manager
(313) 923-3535 ext. 243
Food and Fund Drives Manager
(313) 923-3535 ext. 284