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Baptist Hospital System holds cereal drive benefiting San Antonio Food Bank

SAN ANTONIO – The Baptist Health System is main an effort to assist kids and adults fighting starvation.

“Thousands of children are negatively affected annually when they can no longer rely on their schools’ lunch programs because of the summer break,” based on a press launch from the San Antonio Food Bank. “Texas is ranked 2nd in the nation for food insecurity, with one in six living in food-insecure homes.”

An estimated 46% of meals financial institution purchasers are employed and nonetheless can’t afford meals or groceries, mentioned San Antonio Food Bank officers. Children make up 35% of meals financial institution purchasers and roughly one-third of purchasers are aged.

“At Baptist Health System, we understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” mentioned Matt Stone, chief government officer of Baptist Health System. “The past two years have been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger.”

Healthy cereal donations might be collected from June 6-13 at San Antonio space hospitals.

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San Antonio group members are inspired to convey cereal donations to assist with the trigger.

“Many households have had to rely on food banks and other food programs to have access to the healthy meals they need to thrive,” Stone mentioned. “We acknowledge the significance of starting every day with a nutritious breakfast and, by means of this drive, hope to assist many in our group fighting meals insecurity.

Anyone can take part by bringing wholesome cereal field donations to any of the 5 San Antonio Baptist Health System hospitals.

Drop off areas:

  • Baptist Medical Center – 111 Dallas Street

  • Mission Trail Baptist Hospital – 3333 Research Plaza

  • Northeast Baptist Hospital – 8811 Village Drive

  • North Central Baptist Hospital – 520 Madison Oak Drive

  • St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital – 7930 Floyd Curl Drive

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