September 16, 2019

Strengthening a 124 year community partnership in Battle Creek

Kicking off the block party and clean-up

Post has been a part of the Franklin Neighborhood community in Battle Creek for 124 years. As part of our continued commitment to making better happen in our communities, our Battle Creek location hosted the second annual Post Franklin Neighborhood Clean-Up and Block Party on Saturday, September 7.

Taking pride in the communities where we live and work

More than 130 volunteers collected litter along the sidewalks. Post Consumer Brands designated drop off stations for recycled tires and mattresses and a clothing donation area. Volunteers collected 75 tires and two 30-yard dumpsters of litter, equal to about 360 thirteen-gallon trash bags.

Men collecting trash with a truck

Community volunteers drove trucks and trailers to collect and remove larger pieces of trash around the neighborhood.

A community celebration

In conjunction with the clean-up event, Post Consumer Brands hosted a celebration for community members. There were snacks, games, music and face painting. Sugar Bear and the Post Hot Air Balloon were available for selfies. Attendees also had the opportunity to buy cereal at $1.50 per box. Representatives from community organizations, including The Red Cross and United Way, provided information and resources for community members.

Man sitting on a motorcycle with Sugar Bear.

Steve Swank, Distribution Mechanic in the Material Handling Center at Post Consumer Brands Battle Creek, poses with Sugar Bear.

Increasing neighborhood accessibility

The day didn’t end after the community celebration. Volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a wheelchair ramp at a local neighborhood home.

Volunteers building a ramp.

Volunteers built a ramp for a local resident.