FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Medical Center is leading a community effort to assist area children and adults struggling with hunger.
The goal is to provide healthy breakfasts during the summer through the Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive benefitting Pearl Street Cupboard and Café in Framingham and A Place to Turn Emergency Food Pantry in Natick.
The drive kicks off Friday, June 7 and runs through Friday, June 14.
“At MetroWest Medical Center, we understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Andrew D. Harding, Chief Executive Officer of MetroWest Medical Center. “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast. Through this drive, we hope to help those in our community struggling with food insecurity. We invite you to help kids become Healthy Over Hungry® this summer.”
In the MetroWest area, free or reduced-fee breakfasts and lunches are served daily during the school year.
Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast including dairy, fruit and lean protein, is a popular food item that experts say can easily address the hunger gap during the summer months when children are not in school.
Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive will be collected from June 7 through June 14 at both of MetroWest Medical Center’s campuses- Framingham Union Hospital and Leonard Morse Hospital.
On Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m., employees and the leadership team at MetroWest Medical Center will be participating in a blindfolded “Cereal Taste Guess” to raise awareness of the upcoming drive.
This event is taking place at the Framingham Union Campus in the main lobby.