September 29, 2020
Post Tremonton plant donates to Northern Utah nonprofits in lieu of annual cereal sale
Tremonton, Utah – During a year when major fundraising events are canceled, it’s difficult for Northern Utah nonprofits to raise money to support the work that helps sustain the community. Post and United Way of Northern Utah in Ogden (UWNU) hope to fill funding gaps at a time when community resources are needed more than ever by donating the funds normally generated by Post Consumer Brands’ annual cereal sale to local non-profits. The Post and United Way of Northern Utah cereal sale is always well attended, but health and safety take first priority, and a monetary donation this year is the safest option for everyone. Social distancing guidelines present fundraising challenges for many in this pandemic and, by working together, Post and UWNU will provide many local non-profits with funding.
The beneficiaries of Post’s donations include:
- Tremonton Food Pantry
- Brigham City Food Pantry
- Acts Six Soup Kitchen
- Oneida Crisis Center
- Boys & Girls Club
- Family Support Center
“Post Consumer Brands has been a longtime supporter of the community where their employees live and work,” says Julie Johnson, Director of Community Relations at United Way of Northern Utah. “While there may be some disappointed in the cancellation of the cereal sale, United Way of Northern Utah is so appreciative of the generosity of Post and recognizes the impact this donation will have on the local nonprofits and the community members they serve.”
For 12 years, the Box Elder community has come together for a cereal sale at Post Consumer Brands. Community members visit the Box Elder County Fairgrounds (near the Post manufacturing plant) to purchase cereal at a deep discount, and funds from the sale benefit the entire community.
“Post Consumer Brands is a local employer and national brand, and it’s our goal to both feed families across North America and support the communities where we live and work,” said Mark Suchan, Post’s Plant Manager in Tremonton. “Through these donations we can continue to support that mission, even during a pandemic. Our gratitude goes out to every organization in the Tremonton community helping those impacted by recent events. Thank you!”
Although many in the Box Elder communities anticipate the cereal sale each year, Post Consumer Brands and United Way of Northern Utah hope their donation will bring some needed hope and relief to the Box Elder community.
About United Way of Northern Utah
United Way of Northern Utah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Ogden, Utah. Its mission is to unite people and organizations to build a healthy, stable, and well-educated community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive.
About Post Consumer Brands, Tremonton
On a 101-acre lot, Post Consumer Brands’ 381,600-square-foot Tremonton facility has been dedicated to making great-tasting cereals since it opened in 2003. Today, the facility employs about 220 people and produces more than 125 million pounds, which equates to about 1.7 billion bowls, of cereal each year. Among the different varieties of cereal the plant produces are Fruity and Cocoa PEBBLES™ cereal, Malt-O-Meal® Tootie Fruities® cereal, Malt-O-Meal Marshmallow Mateys® and Cinnamon Toasters® cereal. In 2014, the plant earned the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s prestigious Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certification and is a major employer in the Tremonton area.
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.