Wheaties cereal calls itself the “breakfast of champions.”
Well, employees of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas were champions of breakfast in the THV11 Summer Cereal Drive to benefit the Arkansas Foodbank, coming in 1st place in their division.
This year, employees raised $18,316 — or 18,316 boxes of cereal ($1 equals one box of cereal). Employees could donate via payroll deductions, purchase items from a silent auction, attend a cookout fundraiser, or participate in the “Pie the Director” fundraiser.
Since 2012, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have participated in the drive, an annual effort to collect nonperishable breakfast items for food-insecure families during the summer months.
The cooperatives’ grand total over 12 years of participation is 214,834 boxes of cereal.
For more information about the Arkansas Foodbank, visit the Arkansas Foodbank website.