Palm Beach Children’s Hospital to Host Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive from June 7-14Jun 8, 2021
Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
West Palm Beach, Fla.– Palm Beach Children’s Hospital is leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer months through its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Palm Beaches. The drive kicks off Monday, June 7 and runs through Monday, June 14.
“At Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, we understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Cynthia McCauley, chief executive officer of Palm Beach Children’s Hospital & St. Mary’s Medical Center. “This past year has been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger, as the COVID-19 pandemic compounded extreme food shortages in many communities. We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, hope to help 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 Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.