• 77°

Sharing together: 39 schools in Forsyth County collecting cereal for children in need

WINSTON-SALEM — In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Crisis Control Ministry will hold its 21st annual “Wee Care! Cereal Drive” from March 1-31.

Elementary schools, preschools and daycare centers throughout Forsyth County will collect cereal to be distributed in Crisis Control Ministry’s food pantries in Winston-Salem and Kernersville. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools and childcare facilities were shut down or operating online in 2020. Even with the new obstacles COVID-19 presented, last year, more than 1,500 boxes of cereal were collected by 64 participating schools and daycare centers.

“By participating in Wee Care!, young children can help their peers through a worthwhile community service project that fills our pantries,” said Crisis Control Ministry Executive Director Margaret Elliott. “Letting children pick their favorite cereals and teaching them that they will get to pass them to other children and families is a hands-on, tangible lesson.”

Participating schools and centers will have collection bins available from March 1-31. Teachers can also obtain curriculum information from Crisis Control Ministry to use during the drive. Other local businesses and organizations are welcome and encouraged to participate in the drive if interested.

For more information or to participate in the Wee Care! Cereal Drive, contact Maggie Sandy, special events and marketing manager at 336-842-0430.