August 5, 2020
Post Consumer Brands Asheboro plant donates $35,000
ASHEBORO, N.C., Aug. 5, 2020 – Post Consumer Brands in Asheboro, N.C., today announced donations totaling $35,000 to two local nonprofits — $10,000 to the United Way of Randolph County and $25,000 to the Christians United Outreach Center to support local hunger relief efforts.
The $10,000 donation to the United Way of Randolph County is being made in place of the company’s annual “Cereal Day for United Way” community cereal sale, which is typically held in late September. The company is cancelling this year’s event due to statewide COVID-19 restrictions around gatherings and continued safety efforts to slow the spread of the disease. Launched in 2010, the popular “Cereal Day for United Way” event has raised $100,000 over its previous 10 years for the United Way of Randolph County through the sale of boxes and bags of Post® and Malt-O-Meal® branded cereals for just $1 each to people in the community.
The $25,000 donation to the Christians United Outreach Center was made in honor of two major company milestones — the 125th anniversary of the Post brand and the 100th anniversary of the Malt-O-Meal brand. This donation serves as a way for the company to show its gratitude to its employees and communities for their roles in the company’s success.
“Post Consumer Brands has a long history of giving back and helping to feed families — not only by making a delicious variety of cereals for everyone in the family to enjoy, but also by supporting hunger relief efforts,” said Amy Cernava, Post Consumer Brands Asheboro Plant Manager. “This is a unique time, and we want to continue to do our part to help those in need. We’re also incredibly grateful to our Asheboro team members who have been working diligently through the pandemic to meet increased demand and keep cereals on families’ tables across the country.”
The Post Consumer Brands Asheboro plant recently recorded its two highest production months ever in April and June 2020. The plant makes more than 40 different varieties of cereals, including the new Post Dunkin’™ Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte cereals, which are rolling out nationwide in August 2020. The company employs approximately 230 people at its Asheboro plant and is currently hiring.
To learn more about Post Consumer Brands, including open positions in Asheboro, visit the careers page at https://jobs.postconsumerbrands.com/
About Post Consumer Brands, Asheboro
Located on a 46-acre lot, Post Consumer Brands’ 723,200-square-foot Asheboro facility has been dedicated to making great-tasting cereals since it opened in 2006. Today, the facility employs about 230 people and produces more than 110 million pounds, which equates to about 400 million bowls, of cereal each year. Among the nearly 40 different varieties of cereal the plant produces are Oreo® O’s, Honey O’s, Post® Shredded Wheat, and Malt-O-Meal® Mini Spooners®, Berry Colossal Crunch®, Sugar Frosted Flakes, Oat Blenders® and Chocolatey Chip Cookie Bites™, as well as Better Oats® instant hot cereals in pouches. The company has invested more than $270 million in the Asheboro facility since 2008. The facility is a major employer in the Asheboro area and the No. 1 taxpayer in Randolph County.
About Post Consumer Brands
Post Consumer Brands is a business unit of Post Holdings Inc., formed from the combination of Post Foods and MOM Brands in May 2015. Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands today is the third largest cereal company in the United States, with a broad portfolio of products spanning all segments of the category — from iconic household name brands and value ready-to-eat cereals to natural/organic and hot cereal varieties. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make better happen every day. For more information about our brands, visit www.postconsumerbrands.com.