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Donate recalled Cheerios to those in need

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General Mills recently announced the recall of 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios. The cereal was labeled as "gluten free," but was determined to possibly contain wheat flour. This is bad for those who have celiac disease and gluten allergies, and it certainly warranted a recall. But for those who can eat gluten, the recalled Cheerios are perfectly safe to eat.

In the United States, there are over 15 million children living in food-insecure households. We think General Mills should donate the recalled boxes to local food pantries, where families in need can have access to them. Many of our nation’s food pantries are currently reporting a shortage of donated food, and these recalled Cheerios boxes alone would provide over 1.6 million pounds of extra food.

Instead of throwing away 1.6 million pounds of safe, edible food, let's make sure it gets to those in need.

We ask that Jim Murphy, President of General Mills' cereal division, and Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills, donate these recalled boxes of cereal to food pantries and other organizations that serve food-insecure families.

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