Doctors Medical Center Makes Donation to Second Harvest of the Greater Valley

Jun 16, 2023
Modesto, Calif. – June 16, 2023 – Doctors Medical Center is proud to announce that it donated 310 servings of cereal and $320 to Second Harvest of the Greater Valley, during its annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, which ran from June 5-12, 2023.

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.

“We understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition. Many households rely on food banks and other food programs to have access to the healthy meals they need to thrive,” said Jay Krishnaswamy, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, we are proud to help many in our community struggling with food insecurity.”

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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