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Central Valley Hospitals Cereal Drive A Success
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Nearly 85,000 servings of cereal were collected during a recent coordinated drive to benefit local food cupboards this summer. Photo Contributed

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 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 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.