Sheila Musolino, President & CEO, RMHC
When a child is seriously ill or injured, the only thing a family should have to worry about is getting them the care they need. That is why, through our global network of over 260 Chapters in 65 countries and regions, Ronald McDonald House Charities®(RMHC) helps families with sick children stay together and close to the medical care their child needs at leading hospitals worldwide.
Now, we’re teaming up with Kellogg to provide a complimentary selection of cereals to families at 144 Ronald McDonald House® programs throughout the United States. With many visits back and forth from the House to the hospital to visit their sick child, parents and family members often miss meals.
Thankfully, Kellogg is devoted to helping RMHC help families start their day with a complimentary breakfast. This donation will help to ensure that families are cared for so that they can focus on and be actively involved in their child’s care.
Kellogg and RMHC share a commitment to providing support and resources to families when their child’s medical treatment takes them far from home. Together, through this commitment, we will provide more than 100,000 cups of cereal to families annually, contributing to the more than $935 million RMHC saves families in food and lodging expenses each year.
This is even more impactful in light of the cancellation of volunteer programs due to COVID-19. Many House programs rely on meals from volunteers to help feed families and have had to pay for these meals instead. We are so grateful to Kellogg for their partnership and the relief that this donation will provide.
Kellogg’s cereal donation to RMHC is a natural extension of Kellogg’s Better Days program, which supports hunger relief and ensures families get access to nutrition. Kellogg’s Better Days program partners with support communities worldwide and has donated more than 2.5 billion servings of food globally to people in need since 2015 and nearly $17 million in food and funds to global COVID-19 hunger relief efforts.
To learn more about RMHC and our impact on children and families worldwide, visit RMHC.org.