Emanuel Medical Center to Host Cereal Drive June 3 - 10May 31, 2016
Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca to Host “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive from June 3-10
Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
TURLOCK, Calif. – June 1, 2016 – Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through their Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive.
Donations of healthy cereal collected by Emanuel Medical Center will benefit New Life Christian Center in Turlock. Donations raised by Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The drive kicks off Friday, June 3 and runs through Friday, June 10.
“All of us at Emanuel Medical Center are excited to participate in this year’s Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive,” said Sue Micheletti, chief executive officer of Emanuel Medical Center. “Last year, our staff and volunteers went above and beyond and far exceeded our expectations in providing healthy breakfasts for those most in need in our community. We’re looking forward to collecting even more in donations this year.”
According to Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, 15 percent of the overall population in Stanislaus County – a total of 78,380 adults and children – were considered food insecure in 2014.
“The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive makes a huge impact in our community,” said Jon Nichols, Outreach Pastor at New Life Christian Center. “Every week, we see households coming to our food pantry to help them make it through the month. We had such an incredible response last year that we were able to share the donations with three other community agencies. Seeing Emanuel Medical Center show so much heart for the hungry people in our area brings a lot of warmth into the community.”
In Stanislaus County,more than 72,000 students in grades K-12 were eligible for free or reduced-fee breakfasts and lunches during the 2015-16 school year. 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. .
Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive will be collected from June 3 through June 10 at Emanuel Medical Center’s main lobby.
About Emanuel Medical Center
Emanuel Medical Center is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Turlock, Calif. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services and surgical services. To search for a doctor by specialty or location phone (209) 250-5350. For hospital information, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.
About New Life Christian Center
New Life Christian Center is a non-denominational Christian church, reaching out to the Turlock community and the surrounding region, as well as to people all around the world. Through meeting real, practical needs, and teaching how to follow Christ authentically, their goal is to bring hope, grace and love to everyone who comes in contact with them. This is done to fulfill their mission of loving people one step closer to Jesus. More information about New Life Christian Center is available on the internet at www.newlifecc.com, or at www.facebook.com/NewLifeTurlock