NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Feeding Dreams, General Mills platform which celebrates the hero in African American women recently assembled over 70 community leaders at the historic Dooky Chase's Restaurant, representing education and health sectors to celebrate Outstanding Mom recipient Sybil Haydel Morial and to kick-off the Feeding Dreams Get Together initiative in New Orleans.
Among her children, fellow community members, Morial, wife of New Orleans first Black mayor, mother of the second and former Xavier University vice president, was honored as the first New Orleans Feeding Dreams Outstanding Mom for 2011-2012. Eldest son Marc is former mayor of New Orleans and now CEO of the National Urban League; eldest daughter Dr. Julie Morial Cruz is medical director of the Baton Rouge Peoples Health Network; son Jacques Morial is a respected business and political consultant; daughter Cherie Morial Ausberry, serves as vice president of CRA and business development at Capitol One Bank in Baton Rouge; and youngest daughter Monique Morial was recently elected judge First City Court in New Orleans.
"Mrs. Morial's life and commitment exemplifies the Feeding Dreams initiative which believes everyday people have the power to nurture change in their communities," said Iman Johnson, Multicultural Public & Community Relations Senior Planner, General Mills. "In New Orleans and 14 other cities across the country, over a 1,000 African American women will be celebrated for nourishing the dreams of their families and communities through Feeding Dreams Get Togethers."
Feeding Dreams Get Togethers is a grassroots program that provides intimate forums in communities across the country to discuss efforts to positively impact health and education in African American communities.
"It's our hopes that the discussions at these Get Togethers will help encourage some small change to make a positive impact on those who attend and therefore on our communities," said Sandra Miller Jones, Founder and CEO, Segmented Marketing Services, Inc. "This initiative is important to our community. We are honoring moms who work tirelessly to support our families and communities."
About Feeding Dreams
Feeding Dreams is a General Mills platform that celebrates the hero in African American moms by acknowledging her efforts to uplift her family and community. General Mills recently launched Feeding Dreams Get Togethers, a grassroots program that provides intimate forums in communities across the country to discuss efforts to positively impact health and education in African American communities. There will be over 1200 gatherings designed to celebrate mothers who are feeding dreams and inspiring their families and communities to have a healthier lifestyle and strive for educational excellence. To learn more "Like" Feeding Dreams on Facebook.
Feeding Dreams sponsoring brands are Honey Nut Cheerios, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Yoplait Light, Grands Biscuits, Grands Sandwich, Betty Crocker Brownies, and Hamburger Helper.
SOURCE General Mills