Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, and Doctors Hospital of Manteca donated 44,080 servings of cereal and $3,212 to Second Harvest of the Greater Valley, during their Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive from June 7-14.
The donations collected will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer.
“We understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “This past year has been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger, as the COVID-19 pandemic compounded extreme food shortages in many communities. We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, hope to help many in our community struggling with food insecurity.”
The monetary donations collected will be used to buy perishable items such as milk, fruit/vegetables, and lean protein that can complement whole grains and help create a complete healthy breakfast.