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StoryDecember 9, 2021

5 ways Post Consumer Brands’ plants and offices are making a local impact for the holidays

Stuff the van cereal donations to non-profits in 2020

Picture above: Volunteers from Post Consumer Brands corporate office in Lakeville, Minn. collect donations for local non-profits affected by COVID-19 in 2020.

Post Consumer Brands teams across North America are donating their time and resources this holiday season to help their local communities. The holiday spirit of giving and Post’s commitment to strengthening communities are evident at our manufacturing plants and offices.

“We’re motivated to give back every holiday season because the community has given so much to us,” said Heather Pontius, senior administrative assistant at our Battle Creek, Mich., facility and the plant’s charitable giving lead. “Donating toys and cereal is just a small way we can show our appreciation for those in our community who make it a better place to live and work.”

Read more about the ways our manufacturing plants and office teams are supporting the people in need where we live and work—from food drives to angel trees.

  1. The Lancaster, Ohio, manufacturing plant team is providing food and gifts to underserved community members this holiday season by adopting four children and four elderly adults through the local Job & Family Services
  2. The Toronto, Ontario, corporate office team is hosting a United Way fundraiser this holiday season, aiming to exceed the $20,000 the team raised last year. They are also donating more than 150,000 pounds of cereal to a local food bank.
  3. The Northfield, Minn., manufacturing and distribution center teams are donating $1,000 and collecting gift cards for Operation Joy, a nonprofit focused on providing a joyful holiday experience to all children in Northfield and part of the local Community Action Center.
  4. The Asheboro, N.C., Battle Creek, Mich., and Sparks, Nev., manufacturing plant teams are hosting Angel Trees, donating gifts to their communities.
  5. The Cobourg, Ontario, Jonesboro, Ark., and Niagara Falls, Ontario, manufacturing plant teams are donating food to those in need.

At our Lakeville, Minn., headquarters, for the third year in a row, Post Consumer Brands celebrated Give to the Max Day in November, Minnesota’s largest giving holiday. We matched donations to Second Harvest Heartland, our largest food bank partner, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way, giving $100,000 in total. A team in Lakeville is also teaming up with the Better Together Foundation, one of Post’s employee foundations, to craft and donate blankets to local Lakeville nonprofits Armful of Love and Operation Joy.

For Post Consumer Brands, giving back isn’t just for the holiday season. Read more stories about our community impact here.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from the Post Cereals team!