Local PDs, business participate in cereal drive

The Benton and Bryant police departments and Everett Buick GMC are participating in a summer cereal drive that is sponsored by THV11 and the Arkansas FoodBank.

The drive officially kicked off Monday, but the police departments have had a little bit of a head start.
Both departments have received large donations of cereal.

So far, the Benton Police Department has received about 1,000 boxes of cereal.

"We appreciate the outpouring of support in the community for the cereal drive so far, and we would like to remind others that we are still collecting for the next couple of weeks and would appreciate anything they can do to help out those in the community that need it," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

The Bryant Police Department also has received more than 1,000 boxes.

"We received almost 1,000 last year and we want to double it this year. I have a feeling we will do that," said Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer.

Employees at Everett Buick GMC hope to receive between 3,500 and 4,000 boxes of cereal.

People can donate dry cereal, cereal/ breakfast bars, Pop Tarts, oatmeal, cream of wheat or money.
The drive will end June 27 with a grand finale that will take place at the Arkansas Foodbank.