South Florida Hospitals To Host Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive

Jun 4, 2019

June 4th 2019 – Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, West Boca Medical Center, Coral Gables Hospital, Florida Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Palmetto General Hospital, are 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 the following places:

Palm Beach County:
Delray Medical Center: CROS Ministries/Caring Kitchen of Delray
Good Samaritan Medical Center: Feeding South Florida
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center: Feeding South Florida
St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital: Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County
West Boca Medical Center: Boca Helping Hands

Miami-Dade/Broward County:
Coral Gables Hospital: Jessie Trice Community Health Center
Florida Medical Center: Boys and Girls Club of Lauderhill Lakes
Hialeah Hospital: Jessie Trice Community Health Center
Palmetto General Hospital: Jessie Trice Community Health Center
North Shore Medical Center: Jessie Trice Community Health Center

The drive kicks off Friday, June 7 and runs through Friday, June 14.

“In Palm Beach County, we understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer for the Tenet Palm Beach Market, “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.

“Too often we see patients in our hospitals and outpatient centers, particularly children, who are struggling with the effects of hunger,” said Jeffrey M. Welch, chief executive officer for the Tenet Miami-Dade market. “Summer is an especially hard time for food-insecure children because they can no longer rely on their schools for meals. We know good health starts with good nutrition, which is why we are proud to host our annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive.”

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