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Saint Francis Hospital–Memphis Hosts Cereal Drive June 2-9

May 21, 2017

Join Our Community-Wide Effort to Provide a Healthy Breakfast to Those in Need

(May 23, 2017 - Memphis, Tenn.) – Saint Francis Hospital- Memphis is leading a community effort to provide a healthy breakfast to those struggling with hunger, and is inviting the public to help.  The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank, kicks off Friday, June 2 and runs through June 9.

Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive will be collected at Saint Francis Hospital- Memphis, located at 5959 Park Avenue, Memphis.  A financial donation to the cause can be made to our partner in the cereal drive, the Mid-South Food Bank, by visiting their website. Financial donations received during the campaign will be matched up to $100,000 by Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis’ parent company, Tenet Healthcare.

“At Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis we recognize the impact hunger has on health and nutrition, and our staff is eager to make a difference,” said Audrey E. Gregory, Ph.D., CEO of Saint Francis Hospital –Memphis. “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.”

How the public can help us “Fill the Truck”
Join us Saturday, June 3rd from 8a.m. – 2p.m. at Kroger located at 540 S Mendenhall Road to fill our truck with healthy cereal. You can also help by donating healthy cereal at the hospital or by making a financial donation to help purchase items such as milk, fruit and lean protein needed to complete a well-balanced breakfast. 

We also need volunteers! To register as a volunteer, go to volunteermemphis.org - “Fill The Truck” or call 901-765-2376.

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About Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a 479-bed full service hospital located at 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis, Tenn.  Offering a wide array of medical services, Saint Francis is noted for its many Centers of Excellence, including its Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Joint & Spine Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Sleep Center, Chest Pain Emergency Center, and Surgical Services including its Center for Robotic Surgery, Diabetes Center, and Cancer Center.   The hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by United Healthcare, CIGNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Saint Francis Hospital serves as an academic training site for University of Tennessee Surgical, Family Practice, and Psychiatric Residents.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital, visit www.SaintFrancisHosp.com.

About Mid-South Food Bank
Mid-South Food Bank's Mission is to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.   Their service area is 12 counties in west Tennessee, 18 counties in north Mississippi, one county in east Arkansas. Mid-South Food Bank distributes one million pounds of food every month, providing nourishment and hope to thousands of struggling families and individuals through our Partner Agencies.  These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, senior programs, rehabilitation centers, residential centers and other programs. Mid-South Food Bank raises awareness about food insecurity and hunger in the community and advocates on behalf of hungry people.

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