Cen­tral Val­ley Hos­pi­tals Ce­real Drive A Suc­cess

The Oakdale Leader - - NEWS -

Doc­tors Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Emanuel Med­i­cal Cen­ter and Doc­tors Hospi­tal of Man­teca have an­nounced the three hos­pi­tals to­gether 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 the Healthy Over Hun­gry Ce­real Drive that ran from 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 food­in­se­cure fam­i­lies be­cause chil­dren can no longer rely on schools for nu­tri­tious meals, putting an added bur­den on these fam­i­lies. DMC, EMC and DHM of­fi­cials said they are proud to help so many through the drive, which will ben­e­fit fam­i­lies in mul­ti­ple Cen­tral Val­ley com­mu­ni­ties, and are grate­ful for the sup­port of staff and com­mu­nity res­i­dents in the ef­fort.

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Nearly 85,000 serv­ings of ce­real were col­lected dur­ing a re­cent co­or­di­nated drive to ben­e­fit lo­cal food cup­boards this sum­mer.

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