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Volunteering Efforts

Volunteering efforts

Learn about our companywide volunteer initiatives, such as Ingredients for Good, our support for students’ education and well-being, and the long-standing community tradition of Cereal Sales.

Our commitment to community engagement

Post Consumer Brands® takes pride in our commitment to community engagement through volunteerism and charitable efforts. Learn how our employees’ dedication to donating their time, expertise and resources are helping to create a more inclusive, equitable, and food-secure world for everyone.

Melissa Kadlec
“Starting as an annual donation, Post Consumer Brands’ relationship with the community has evolved into an impactful, multifaceted partnership. By listening to local needs, Post® has become a major sponsor of community events, developed successful hunger relief initiatives like Flavors of Our Community, and leveraged resources to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Melissa Kadlec, Principal Corporate Partnership Officer at the Greater Twin Cities United Way
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In 2023, Post Consumer Brands employees volunteered over 1K hours and donated $200K to those facing food insecurity

Ingredients for Good companywide volunteer month

As part of our commitment to strengthening our local communities, company giving programming, and our efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable culture, we come together as a company during National Volunteer Month in April for our annual Ingredients for Good initiative to work alongside our nonprofits partners who provide support to individuals and families facing food insecurity.

In 2023, over 950 employees volunteered in their local communities by participating in events including packing meals, donating food and more. Collectively, we volunteered over 1,000 hours and donated $200,000.

It is estimated that more than 40 million people in the United States and Canada live in food-insecure households. As a food company, we believe it is our responsibility to help ensure that everyone has a seat at the table.

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Partnering with community organizations

Many communities do not see themselves or their cultures reflected in most food shelves. Hunger affects communities of color, children and seniors at a much higher rate. That is why, for Ingredients for Good 2023, we partnered with the Greater Twin Cities United Way’s in their Flavors of Our Community program which packs and distributes ingredients and meals filled with foods and flavors they are accustomed to eating to local Afghan, East Asian, East African, and Latino communities.

We also know this issue does not only affect the Twin Cities in Minnesota. We were proud to be the first organization to partner and expand this project beyond Minnesota, to eight different Post Consumer Brand sites across the United States.

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Local volunteering efforts

Volunteering and charitable giving programs are a significant part of our heritage and commitment to strengthening communities. Employees across the company lend their hands and donate their time, expertise and money to support causes they care about in the communities where we live and work.

Post Consumer Brands’ commitment to supporting students

At Post Consumer Brands, we believe in investing in the future by supporting the education and well-being of students in our communities. At our manufacturing plant in Battle Creek, Michigan, employees serve as mentors for students participating in the Society of Women Engineers Challenge event, where young engineers get hands-on STEM education.

In Minnesota, we are focused on ensuring students always have the nutrition and supplies they need to be successful in school. Over 100 employees at our corporate office in Lakeville, Minnesota, volunteer annually to pack backpacks with over $10,000 in donated school supplies provided by Post Consumer Brands as part of the Greater Twin Cities United Way’s Action Day.

Cereal sales: affordable breakfast and community support

We are proud of our history of providing delicious and affordable breakfast cereals. Our cereal manufacturing plants host Cereal Sales events each year, where volunteers distribute boxes and bags of breakfast cereal to the community for just $1 per package.

Then, the funds raised at these events are donated to local United Way organizations, working to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in need. The Cereal Sales events have become a beloved tradition in the communities surrounding our manufacturing plants. Neighbors gather to stock up on their favorite breakfast cereals, including iconic brands like PEBBLES, Honey-Comb®, and Malt-O-Meal® bagged cereals.

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Volunteer opportunities

Explore volunteer opportunities to get involved with our nonprofit partners.

Our latest community efforts

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May 16, 2024

Post Consumer Brands “Ingredients for Good” Employee Initiative Yields 93,500 Meals for People and Pets Facing Food Insecurity

Post employees came together for our annual “Ingredients for Good” volunteer initiative to provide meals for people and pets facing food insecurity.

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September 22, 2023

Make an Impact: Ways to Join Our Hunger Relief Efforts this Hunger Action Month

At Post Consumer Brands®, we aim to be a force for good by supporting the communities we call home. September is Hunger Action Month and our manufacturing facilities and offices across the U.S. and Canada are actively giving back through local partnerships, donations, and hands-on volunteerism.

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August 23, 2023

United Way Day of Action 2023: Post Employees Help Assemble Backpacks for Minnesota Students

Post® partnered with Greater Twin Cities United Way to empower local students and support education by packing 1,200 backpacks through Action Day activities.

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