Fighting hunger is a year-round job.
Summer should be a time of play, exploration and fun. But children cannot thrive on an empty stomach.
At Kellogg, we know that hunger doesn’t take a break during summer. Children who don’t have the benefit of school breakfasts and lunch programs risk enduring extended lengths of time without proper nutrition to support their growing minds and bodies.
Kellogg is proud to support research by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) on the important issue of summer hunger. According to new research from FRAC, 20 million low-income children in the U.S. receive school meals during the school year. On an average day in July 2016, however, only 1.6 million children received breakfast and only 3 million children received lunch at a summer meals site.
Click HERE to learn more about what is being done to meet the challenges of providing meals to kids in need during the summer.
We’re committed to fighting hunger all year long.
Since 2013, Kellogg has provided more than 1.9 billion servings of food to people in need. We’ve done so by providing to food banks on six continents. And because we know firsthand the power of breakfast, we also support programs that increase children’s access to breakfast in schools.
This summer, one of the ways we’re helping to address his hunger gap is through a donation to the annual Children’s Hospital Cereal Drive. It is organized by an incredible team of pediatric nurses here in our home state of Michigan and is operated through Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit.
We’re also donating to a cereal drive in Memphis, Tenn. – supported by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the Mid-South food Bank. In total, we’ll provide nearly 650,000 servings of cereal and cereal bars to both drives to help more kids get a better start to their day this summer.
Please join us in fighting hunger and feeding potential all year long by supporting your local food bank.