Emanuel Medical Center Collects Nearly 13,000 Servings of Cereal

Jun 16, 2023
Turlock, Calif. – June 16, 2023 – Emanuel Medical Center is proud to announce that it donated nearly 13,000 servings of cereal and approximately $200 to Second Harvest of the Greater Valley, during its annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, which ran from June 5-12, 2023.

The donations collected will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast. Good nutrition is essential to good health, and 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. Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast, is a popular food item that experts say can help address the hunger gap during the summer months when children are not in school.

“Good nutrition is vital to a healthy life. We are so proud to participate in this initiative every year to help those struggling in our community with hunger and to help promote the importance of eating a healthy breakfast,” said Murali N. Naidu, MD, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center. “We are grateful for the continued support of our staff and communities in this effort.”

The monetary donations will help the food bank buy perishable items such as milk, fruit/vegetables, and lean protein that can complement whole grains and help create a complete healthy breakfast.

Second Harvest of the Greater Valley serves eight counties including Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne.

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