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Hospitals hold successful cereal drive
cereal drive
A cereal drive coordinated by Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Hospital in Modesto and Doctors Hospital in Manteca brought in nearly 85,000 servings of cereal for area families. - photo by Contributed

Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca donated nearly 85,000 servings of cereal and more than $3,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America network and New Life Christian Center in Turlock, during their Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive on June 1 through 8.

“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 Tenet’s Northern California Group. “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 said they were proud to help so many in the community and are grateful for the support of their staff and community in this effort.