San Ramon Regional Medical Center Hosting Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive June 6-13Jun 6, 2022
Because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation
San Ramon, Calif. – June 6, 2022 – 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 6, and runs through Monday, June 13.
“We care about the health of everyone in our community. Good nutrition is fundamental to good health,” said Ann Lucena, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “The past two years have been especially challenging for households struggling with food insecurity. Many families have had to rely on food banks and other programs to have access to healthy meals. We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, hope to do our part to help our community.”
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 6-13 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 is used to buy perishable items such as milk, fruit/vegetables, and lean protein that can complement whole grains.