Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca together donated nearly 105,000 servings of cereal and more than $2,300 to Second Harvest Food Bank, the Salvation Army and New Life Christian Center in Turlock, during their Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive held June 7-14.
“The donations we collected during our ‘Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive’ will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer, and I am grateful for the support of our staff and community in this effort,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “Good nutrition is essential to good health, and we wanted to help lead the fight against hunger in the Central Valley.”
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. DMC, EMC and DHM spokesperson said the organizations were proud to help so many in the areas they serve and are grateful for the support of staff members and the community in this effort.