Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca announced the three hospitals together donated nearly 15,000 servings of cereal and more than $3,700 to Second Harvest of the Greater Valley, during the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive that ran from June 6 through 13, 2022.
The donations collected will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer. Good nutrition is essential to good health, and summer is a particularly tough time for many food-insecure families because children can no longer rely on schools for nutritious meals, putting an added burden on these families.
“We understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center and Tenet’s Northern California Group. “The past two years have been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger, as the pandemic has increased food insecurity for many families. Many households have had to rely on food banks and other food programs to have access to healthy meals. 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.”
The monetary donations collected will be used to buy perishable items such as milk, fruit and vegetables, and lean protein that can complement whole grains and help create a complete healthy breakfast.
Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are proud to help so many in our community and are grateful for the support of staff members and the community in this effort.
Doctors Medical Center of Modesto is the largest full-care hospital between Stockton and Fresno, and from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay Area, with a 394-bed general acute care and a 67-bed inpatient psychiatric capacity.
Emanuel Medical Center is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Turlock. Since 1917, Emanuel has been, and continues to be, dedicated to providing the best care possible for residents of Turlock and nearby communities.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is one of the largest businesses in that community. It has more than 500 employees and a medical staff of more than 150 physicians. Doctors Hospital of Manteca is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.