Central Valley Hospitals Collect Nearly 15,000 Servings of CerealJun 17, 2022
Because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation
Modesto, Turlock and Manteca, Calif. – Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are pleased to announce the three hospitals together donated nearly 15,000 servings of cereal and more than $3,700 to Second Harvest of the Greater Valley, during their Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive on June 6-13, 2022.
The donations collected will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer. 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.
“We understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center and Tenet’s Northern California Group. “The past two years have been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger, as the pandemic has increased food insecurity for many families. Many households have had to rely on food banks and other food programs to have access to healthy meals. 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.
Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are proud to help so many in our community and are grateful for the support of staff members and the community in this effort.