Resolute Baptist Hospital to help feed hungry through its annual Cereal Drive June 6 - 13Jun 6, 2022
Hospital encourages community to join them in the cause
(New Braunfels, TX) – Resolute Baptist Hospital in New Braunfels is leading a community effort to fight hunger and help the New Braunfels Food Bank. The hospital is working to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer months through its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive benefiting the New Braunfels Food Bank. The drive kicks off Monday, June 6 and runs through Monday, June 13.
Doctors, nurses and all staff members at Resolute Baptist Hospital will be bringing in their donations of boxes of healthy cereal throughout the week of the Cereal Drive to benefit the New Braunfels Food Bank. The hospital staff encourages the New Braunfels community to join them in bringing cereal donations to help with the cause.
Bring your healthy cereal box donations to Resolute Baptist Hospital from June 6 – 13:
Resolute Baptist Hospital
555 Creekside Crossing
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(Look for the big red food donation bins in the hospital lobby)
Texas is ranked 2nd in the nation for food insecurity with 1 in 6 living in food insecure homes. Thousands of children are negatively affected annually when they can no longer rely on their schools’ lunch programs because of the summer break. Resolute Baptist Hospital aims to lighten this burden by providing healthy cereal for these children through the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive.
“At Resolute Baptist Hospital, we understand the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Mark Bernard, chief executive officer of Resolute Baptist Hospital. “The past two years have been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger, as the pandemic and supply chain issues have increased food insecurity for many families,” he said. “Many households have had to rely on food banks and other food programs to have access to the healthy meals they need to thrive. We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, hope to help many in our community struggling with food insecurity. We invite you to help kids be Healthy Over Hungry® this summer and thank you in advance for your compassion, generosity, and support,” Bernard said.
Summer is a particularly difficult time for the New Braunfels Food Bank because many children in need can no longer rely on their school meals for a nutritious breakfast, so their families often turn to the Food Bank for help. Resolute Baptist Hospital and its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive, hopes to help many families in the New Braunfels Food Bank’s service area that spans 29 counties reaching north to Sterling County, south to LaSalle, west to Crockett County, and east to Karnes County.
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 6 through June 13 at Resolute Baptist Hospital.