Brookwood Baptist Health's Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive Collects 65,348 Servings of Cereal to Help Fight HungerJun 21, 2018
Because Breakfast Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – June 21, 2018 – Brookwood Baptist Health is pleased to announce a donation of 65,349 servings of cereal donated during its annual Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive June 1-8.
- Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center & Walker Baptist Medical Center collected 38,076 servings of cereal and $4094.54 – which is the equivalent of 20,472 servings of cereal – for a cumulative total of 58,548 servings to benefit Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
- Citizens Baptist Medical Center collected 6800 servings of cereal to benefit A Remnant’s Place in Talladega.
“The donations we collected during our ‘Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive’ will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer, and I am so grateful for the support of our staff and community in this effort,” said Keith Parrott, chief executive officer, Brookwood Baptist Health. “Good nutrition is essential to good health, and we want to help lead the fight against hunger from Walker County through the Greater Birmingham area to Talladega County.”
“We are grateful to Brookwood Baptist Health and its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, for hosting the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive and to everyone who participated,” said Kathryn Strickland, executive director, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. “This collective effort and outpouring of support is amazing! Summer is a particularly tough time for many families because children are home from school and no longer have access to nutritious meals at school. This places an added financial strain on families struggling to eat healthy on limited budgets. The impact of the cereal drive helps us meet this need and ensures children have year-round access to healthy meals. We cannot thank Tenet Healthcare and Brookwood Baptist Health enough for their leadership in addressing this critical community health issue.”