Doctors Hospital of Manteca Collects 3,530 Servings of Cereal

Jun 16, 2023
Manteca, Calif. – June 16, 2023 – Doctors Hospital of Manteca is proud to announce that it donated 3,530 servings of cereal and $160 to Second Harvest of the Greater Valley, during its annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, which ran from June 5-12, 2023.

DHM - 2023 Cereal Drive
The donations collected will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast. Good nutrition is essential to good health, and summer is a particularly tough time for many food-insecure families because children can no longer rely on schools for nutritious meals, putting an added burden on these families. Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast, is a popular food item that experts say can help address the hunger gap during the summer months when children are not in school.

“The Cereal Drive has been a longstanding tradition at our hospital and we are so appreciative for the support we receive,” said Eleze Armstrong, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “This initiative goes hand-in-hand with our mission of providing quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve, and we are proud to help provide healthy meals for those in need in our community.”

The monetary donations will help the food bank buy perishable items such as milk, fruit/vegetables, and lean protein that can complement whole grains and help create a complete healthy breakfast.

Second Harvest of the Greater Valley serves eight counties including Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne.

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