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Help get cereal to local virtual-learning students with the 'Cereal for the Children' drive

Huntsville organizations are working together to provide 500 (or more) boxes of cereal to local kids.
Credit: Rosemary Jordan
Cereal for Children drive

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It's a simple mission...get cereal to local students.

Rosemary Jordan is leading the effort to get 500 (or more) boxes of cereal to kids in Title I schools doing virtual learning. You can donate until Sunday, November 22.

Click here to find out how you can contribute.

Huntsville's 15 Title I schools receive special funding to help improve educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students. While the district provides meals to all eligible students, whether they are learning in-person or virtually, families can't always access these, or they need more than schools provide

That's where the Cereal Drive comes in. This school year is like nothing ever imagined. With more students learning at home and adults or caretakers working, breakfast can get overlooked, or students may need an easy-to-fix snack during the day.

The original goal of the drive was 500 boxes, but more are welcome. You can contact Ms. Jordan at (938)900-7950 (256)714-9816, or on Facebook.

Groups involved in the drive include Empowerment Through Change, Serenity Funeral Home, Second Chance Ministries, and Entrepreneur Showcase Huntsville.

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Food needs in Huntsville and beyond are growing as the pandemic continues. Local food banks and food drives are providing food for people in need, and the number of drive-thru food box giveaways are growing. More local pantries are also going up around Huntsville.

Local school districts continue to provide means to students as some schools are returning to virtual learning. Marshall County Schools has returned to 100% remote learning until January 5.