The Ministry Center, Central Baptist Church and the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) have teamed up to make this year's THV Summer Cereal Drive the best it can be.

“Last year we just participated as a drop-off spot,” Ministry Center Director of Development and Public Relations Laura King said.

Central Baptist Church, which has been actively involved in the cereal drive for the past couple of years, approached the Ministry Center about partnering for the event. The Ministry Center then asked the CAPCA if they wanted to join as well.

“The three organizations are basically working together to try to make it bigger and better for Faulkner County,” King said, noting that all donations collected locally are distributed to food pantries throughout the county. “It benefits everyone, especially the pantries in the rural parts of the county.”

The cereal drive starts Thursday and continues through June 28.

Residents are encouraged to donate any dry breakfast items — cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, etc. — at one of the 18 drop-off locations across the county.

King said several local churches and businesses have signed on to act as drop-off locations.

“We’re excited that so many people are working together to make it big," she said. "We’re excited [at the Ministry Center] to play a bigger role this year.”

Donations can be taken to:

• Any Centennial Bank in Faulkner County.

• Kroger on Salem Road in Conway.

• Walmart in Greenbrier or on Dave Ward Drive in Conway.

• 10 Box in Conway.

• Harps in Mayflower.

• Snap-On in Conway.

• The Respiratory Center at Conway Regional Hospital.

• Greenbrier Nazarene Church.

• CAPCA.

• Central Baptist Church.

• Conway Ministry Center.

• Conway Nazarene Church.

• Restoration House of Praise in Conway.

• Conway Human Development Center.

• Greenbrier Westside Kids Day Out.

For more information, visit conwayministrycenter.org.