Central Valley Hospitals Hosting Healthy Over Hungry Cereal DriveMay 30, 2018
Because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation
Tenet Healthcare hospitals in the Central Valley – Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca – are leading a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefitting local food banks. The drive kicks off Friday, June 1, and runs through Friday, June 8.
“We understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Tenet’s Northern California Group. “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, we hope to help many in our community struggling with food insecurity.”
Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast including dairy, fruit and lean protein, is a popular food item that experts say can easily address the hunger gap during the summer months when children are not in school. Healthy cereal contains one serving of whole grain, no more than 200 calories per serving, six grams or less of sugar and at least three grams of fiber per serving. It should also be free of artificial colors and dyes.
Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive will be collected from June 1 through June 8 at all three Central Valley Tenet hospitals – Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca. All donations will stay local and go to Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties and New Life Christian Center in Turlock.
All financial donations made during the campaign will be matched by Tenet Healthcare, up to $100,000.