San Ramon Regional Medical Center Hosting Cereal Drive June 5-12Jun 5, 2023
San Ramon, Calif. – San Ramon Regional Medical Center is leading a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefitting the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano. The drive kicks off Monday, June 5, and runs through Monday, June 12.
“We understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “Many households rely on food banks and other food programs to have access to the healthy meals they need to thrive. 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. We thank you in advance for your compassion, generosity and support.”
Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast including dairy, fruit and lean protein, is a popular food item that experts say can easily address the hunger gap during the summer months when children are not in school. Healthy cereal contains one serving of whole grain, no more than 200 calories per serving, six grams or less of sugar and at least three grams of fiber per serving. It should also be free of artificial colors and dyes.
Donations of healthy cereal can be dropped off June 5-12 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. All donations will stay local and go to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.
Monetary donations can also be made by clicking here. Financial donations are crucial to creating a complete healthy breakfast. The money helps the food bank buy perishable items such as milk, fruit/vegetables, and lean protein that can complement whole grains.