San Ramon Regional Medical Center Hosting Virtual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive June 7-14

Jun 7, 2021

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 Virtual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefitting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. The drive kicks off Monday, June 7, and runs through Monday, June 14.

“This past year has been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger, as the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in extreme food shortages in many communities. It’s more important than ever to support those who are most vulnerable,” said Ann Lucena, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “We’re proud to be a part of this summertime initiative which helps provide nutritious breakfasts for those struggling with hunger in communities near us.”

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.

For those looking to support the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, monetary donations can be made on June 7-14 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.

All donations will stay local and go to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. With the volume of food the food bank purchases, they can acquire four times as much nonperishables per dollar than any consumer can at retail price. Over half of the food they distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. A $100 donation can provide 800 pounds of fruits and vegetables. Every $1 provides 2 meals.

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