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DMC aims to reduce hunger gap affecting Detroit-area kids

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) -

The end of the school year often marks the end of a guaranteed meal for almost half of Detroit's children. In Southeast Michigan, more than 300,000 free or reduced fee, breakfasts and lunches are served daily during the school year.

The DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council is leading a community effort to provide area children with a consistent daily meal over summer recess. Their Fourth Annual Cereal Drive kicks off on May 31 - June 7, 2013.

"As one of the best Children's hospitals in the country, we do not just treat sick or injured children, we are also in the business of keeping them healthy," said Herman B. Gray, M.D., president of DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan. "Our nurses and staff really embrace this drive that highlights the important connection between nutrition and healthy kids."

Studies show one in every four American children lives in a food insecure household where breakfast is not guaranteed. For some Detroit area children that number is one in two, making the hunger gap more serious in Southeast Michigan.

Last year, Gleaners Community Food Bank needed four semi-trucks to transport the donations collected during the drive to their distribution center.

"The Metro-Detroit communities really come together and use this opportunity to directly make a contribution and a difference in their neighborhoods."

"This effort really transcends city boundaries and is one problem with serious health consequences that we can make a huge dent in as a community," said Wendi Tague, DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council Chair.

Donations of cereal will be collected at the following locations May 31 - June 7, 2013 starting at 8 a.m. Closing times vary by location. Click here for a list of cereal drop off locations: www.childrensdmc.org/cerealdrive

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