FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Medical Center is leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive.
Leonard Morse Hospital will be benefitting A Place to Turn, while Framingham Union Hospital will be benefitting the United Way Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe.
The drive kicks off Friday, June 1 and runs through Friday, June 8.
“We are proud to have collected 6,159 servings of cereal between both hospitals during last year’s drive,” said Jeffrey Liebman, chief executive officer MetroWest Medical Center. “We increased our 2018 goal to 7,500 servings of cereal to help those in our community who are struggling with food insecurity, because we understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition.”
A Place to Turn is committed to providing emergency food and clothing to our neighbors in the MetroWest community.
The United Way’s Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park serves through their mission to give support to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges by providing food assistance. They serve thousands each month and rely on contributions and volunteers to do the work.
Here’s how you can help!
Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive will be collected from June 1 through June 8 at both campuses of MetroWest Medical Center.
You can also provide a financial donation for perishable breakfast items.
All financial donations made during our campaign will be matched by MetroWest’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare, up to $100,000.
There will be a week-long contest to guess the number of Cheerios inside a jar at each hospital and the person with the closest guess to the actual number will receive a gift card.