Saint Francis Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive June 1-8 Fights Food Insecurity in the Mid-SouthMay 31, 2018
Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 31, 2018 – Saint Francis Health is leading a community effort to provide Mid-South children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive at both area hospitals, Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett. Benefitting the Mid-South Food Bank, the drive kicks off Friday, June 1 and runs through Friday, June 8.
“We are proud to participate in this annual event to help fight food insecurity across the Mid-South,” stated Dr. Audrey Gregory, CEO, Saint Francis Health. “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, we hope to help many in our community struggling with hunger. We invite you to join us and help kids be Healthy Over Hungry this summer.”
In the communities served by our hospitals, thousands of free or reduced-fee breakfasts and lunches are served daily during the 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.
In addition to the cereal drive, both Saint Francis Hospitals are hosting a number of events, including bake sales, contests, prize drawings and other friendly forms of competition to determine which facility will emerge victorious as having collected the most cereal and funds for this worthy cause.
Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive as well as monetary donations will be collected from June 1 through June 8 at both Saint Francis Hospital locations. All financial donations made during our campaign will be matched by Saint Francis Health’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare, up to $100,000.