San Ramon Regional Medical Center Hosting Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive June 1-8Oct 1, 2019
Because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation
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. The drive kicks off Friday, June 1, and runs through Friday, June 8. All donations will stay local and will benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano and Alameda County Community Food Bank.
“We understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Ann Lucena, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, we hope to help many in our community struggling with food insecurity.”
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 to the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive will be collected from June 1 through June 8 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. All financial donations made during the campaign will be matched by Tenet Healthcare, up to $100,000.
Additional drop-off locations for cereal donations:
San Ramon Regional Medical Center, South Building Lobby:
7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon
350 Bollinger Canyon Lane, San Ramon
Alcosta Senior & Community Center:
9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon
2401 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon
Pleasanton Outpatient Center, Lobby:
5860 Owens Drive, Pleasanton
Online donations: www.foodbankccs.org/cerealdrive