Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca announced that 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 fundraiser of Healthy Over Hungry cereal which took place from June 6th to 13th. 2022.
Donations raised will help provide hungry local children and adults with a healthy breakfast during the summer. Good nutrition is essential for good health, and summer is a particularly difficult time for many food-insecure families, as children can no longer rely on schools for nutritious meals, which is a burden extra for these families.
“We understand the health challenges children face due to 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 access healthy meals. We recognize the importance of starting each day with a nutritious breakfast and through this campaign we hope to help many in our community who are struggling with food insecurity. »
Monetary donations raised will be used to purchase perishables such as milk, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins that can supplement whole grains and help create a healthy, whole breakfast.
Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are proud to help so many people in our community and are grateful for the support of staff and community members in this effort.
Doctors Medical Center of Modesto is the largest comprehensive care hospital between Stockton and Fresno, and from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay Area, with a general acute care capacity of 394 beds and a psychiatric inpatient capacity of 67 beds.
Emanuel Medical Center is a 209 bed acute care hospital located in Turlock. Since 1917, Emanuel has been committed and continues to be dedicated to providing the best care possible to the residents of Turlock and neighboring communities.
Manteca Physicians Hospital is one of the largest businesses in this community. It has more than 500 employees and a medical staff of more than 150 doctors. Manteca Physicians Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.