Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
Palmetto General Hospital is leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive benefitting Jessie Trice Community Health Center. The drive kicks off Friday, June 7 and runs through Friday, June 14.
“At Palmetto General Hospital, we understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Ana Mederos, chief executive officer of Palmetto General Hospital. “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, we hope to help the many in our community struggling with food insecurity. We invite you to help kids be Healthy Over Hungry® this summer.”
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 7 through June 14 at North Shore Medical Center.