LAKEWOOD, Calif., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lakewood Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it collected 16,200 servings of cereal and $8,313.00 to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its "Healthy Over Hungry" Cereal Drive benefitting Project Shepherd Food Bank. The drive ran June 3-10, 2016.
"I am so proud of all of our colleagues and physicians at Lakewood Regional Medical Center for tackling childhood hunger through our 'Healthy Over Hungry' Cereal Drive," said John Grah, chief executive officer of Lakewood Regional Medical Center. "Helping others is at the heart of what we do every day at our hospital. Because good nutrition is essential to good health, we wanted to help lead the fight against hunger in Lakewood and make a difference in our community."
"We are so appreciative of Lakewood Regional Medical Center and its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, for hosting the 'Healthy Over Hungry' Cereal Drive and are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed," said Caitlin Cariaso, Community Services Supervisor, of Project Shepherd Food Bank. "Their generous donation of 16,200 servings of cereal and $8,313.00 will help provide a healthy breakfast for so many who are struggling with hunger this summer. We know that summer is a particularly tough time for many food-insecure families because children can longer rely on the schools for nutritious meals putting an added burden on these families. Thanks again to Lakewood Regional Medical Center for hosting the 'Healthy Over Hungry' Cereal Drive and joining us in the fight against hunger. We are thrilled that so many will now be helped because of the hospital's leadership in addressing this community health issue."
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