Throughout the month of March, which was National Nutrition Month, Crisis Control Ministry partnered with daycare centers, preschools and elementary schools in the Forsyth County area to collect boxed cereal for their client food pantries in both Winston-Salem and Kernersville.
The cereal drive had over 30 collection sites throughout the region, and brought in an astounding 1,934 boxes (with one site still outstanding), which will provide over 35,000 bowls of cereal to families in the area. Especially significant was the contribution from first-time participant Southwest Elementary School in Clemmons, collecting a total of 437 boxes of cereal.
“We are overwhelmed by the response that these young children and their families showed our cereal drive,” said Crisis Control Ministry’s Executive Director, Margaret Elliott. “Starting each morning off with breakfast before work or school is something that many of us take for granted, but these generous donations will make that possible for so many people who sometimes struggle to make that happen.”
For more information on holding a food drive in your school, business or other location, please call Crisis Control Ministry at 336.724.7875.