2013 THV Summer Cereal Drive

Arkansas foodbank and THV11

It's Time To Sign Up For 2013 THV Summer Cereal Drive!

It's once again time to sign up your business for the AR Foodbank and THV Summer Cereal Drive! This year, our theme is “Breakfast, the MOST important meal of the day!” Our goal is to provide healthy breakfast options for children and their families.

What is the THV Summer Cereal Drive?
For the last 13 years, the Arkansas Foodbank and "THV This Morning," in partnership with local businesses, groups, schools and individuals has teamed up during the summer months by providing healthy breakfast options for children and families in central Arkansas who would otherwise go without the most important meal of the day - breakfast. The THV Summer Cereal Drive provides hungry Arkansans with non-perishable breakfast items that are both nutritious and kid-friendly.

Every year, "THV11" helps fight hunger in Arkansas in the summer months and 2013 marks the 13th year of the THV Summer Cereal Drive! This year, we continue our focus on providing a nutritious breakfast featuring quality breakfast cereals!

What are the dates for the THV Summer Cereal Drive?
The dates are June 3 through June 28. If you need collection boxes and signing, you can start picking them up May 23, from the Arkansas Foodbank at 4301 W. 65th St. in Little Rock, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. This will help save transportation costs for the Foodbank. If you cannot deliver your items and need a pickup, please let the Foodbank know when you report your box count. Please, email your total number of boxes collected, should be reported each week.

What Counts as Cereal?
• Dry cereal - boxes OR bags, 8oz. or more (Think Nutritious!)
• Cereal/Breakfast Bars
• Pop Tarts
• Oatmeal
• Cream of Wheat

When is THV Summer Cereal "Kick-Off"?
This year we will kick-off the Summer Cereal Drive on Thursday, May 23 from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Cabot Jr. High South with a special "Cereal Assembly." We will also broadcast live on 'THV 11 This Morning' from various locations for two weeks.

Monday Morning Announcements!
To be included in the Monday morning announcements of division totals on "THV 11 This Morning," the team captain is responsible for submitting the weekly number of boxes collected for each week to the Arkansas FoodBank NOON each Thursday. Do not report cumulative totals; only report the number of boxes collected during each particular week.

All cereal collected for the drive is due to Arkansas FoodBank by June 28th. Deliver cereal to the Arkansas FoodBank Monday-Friday from 8 a.m -12p and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. If special arrangements are needed, contact Erica McFadden at 501-569-4311 or emcfadden@arkansasfoodbank.org.

Watch THV11 "This morning" with Tom, Ashley, and Alyse for Summer Cereal Drive updates.

Although we will not feature the school portion of the THV Summer Cereal Drive this year, schools are still welcome to sign up and collect cereal for those in need. For more information, contact Erica McFadden at 501-569-4311 or emcfadden@arkansasfoodbank.org.

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