FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Medical Center announced it donated 12,949 servings of cereal collectively to both the Pearl Street Cupboard and Café in Framingham and A Place to Turn Emergency Food Pantry in Natick during its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive, which ran from June 7-14.
Donations were made by hospital employees, the MetroWest YMCA and other members of the community.
“The donations we collected during our ‘Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive’ will help provide a healthy breakfast during the summer to local children and adults struggling with hunger. I am so grateful for the support of our staff and community in this effort,” said Andrew D. Harding, chief executive officer of MetroWest Medical Center. “Good nutrition is essential to good health, and we want to help lead the fight against hunger in the Metro West region”.
“We are grateful to MetroWest Medical Center and its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, for hosting the Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive and to everyone who participated,” said Joanne Barry, Executive Director at A Place To Turn in Natick.
“Everyone’s collective efforts raised 12,949 servings of cereal for both Natick and Framingham. We know that summer is a particularly tough time for many food-insecure families because children can no longer rely on schools for nutritious meals putting an added burden on these families. Thanks again to MetroWest 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,” said Barry.
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. It provides comprehensive acute care services in two locations: Leonard Morse in Natick and Framingham Union in Framingham. MWMC is committed to meeting the health care needs of the area residents by providing advanced medicine and personalized care, right in the local community.
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