McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation to Partner with Greater Lansing Food Bank to Combat Hunger During School Summer Break

Published on Monday, June 05, 2017

LANSING, Mich. - McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Lansing Food Bank, will hold its second annual Cereal for Summer drive from June 5 - 14.

Cereal for Summer was created to help fill a food-shortage void in the Greater Lansing community that occurs during the summer when many children who are out of school no longer receive breakfast or lunch provided by federal programs.

“We definitely see an increase in food demand during the summer months when children lose access to school meals,” said Joe Wald, executive director of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. “The cereal boxes collected during Cereal for Summer will help our community’s children to have full bowls every morning.”

Boxes of cereal can be donated at designated locations and times at McLaren Greater Lansing, McLaren Orthopedic Hospital, and Mid-Michigan Physicians.

More than a thousand pounds of cereal was collected during the inaugural drive last year.

“We were very grateful for all our generous and compassionate partners who gave last year to help us combat hunger in our community,” said Tom Mee, RN, BSN, MBA, president and CEO of McLaren Greater Lansing. “We are hopeful we can help feed even more children this year.”

To learn more about designated donation locations and times, visit mclaren.org/cereal or call the Foundation at 571-975-7100.

About McLaren Great Lansing Foundation

Through fundraising and grantmaking activities, the McLaren Great Lansing Foundation supports McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital’s vision to improve the health and well-being of communities served through accessible, affordable, and high-quality care. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the foundation helps via philanthropy to purchase new technologies, improve facilities, recruit the highest caliber medical talent, and invest in wellness programs and community education initiatives that empower individuals. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/lansingfoundation. 

About McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that – together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology, women’s care, and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services – consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/lansing.

About Greater Lansing Food Bank

The Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella, and Gratiot counties. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens throughout the region. The Food Bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children. Our recipients also include the “working poor,” those individuals who are employed, but don’t earn enough to meet housing, health, transportation and food needs. To learn more, visit greaterlansingfoodbank.org.