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Hospital hosts cereal drive

Abrazo Central Campus is collecting cereal and monetary donations to provide hungry children with healthy breakfasts during the summer.

Through the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive from June 3-10, hospital employees, community members and business leaders can donate healthy cereal and/or monetary donations for perishable breakfast items. Donations will go to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Cereal can be dropped off at Abrazo Central Campus, 2000 W. Bethany Home Road.

Arizona ranks third in the country for high child food insecurity rates, behind only New Mexico and Mississippi, with 456,760 children facing hunger on a daily basis, according to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive’s purpose is to feed hungry children as they head in to summer months without the benefit of a healthy breakfast, often provided by their school.

Healthy cereal contains one serving of whole grain, no more than 200 calories per serving, 6 grams or less of sugar and at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. It should also be free of artificial colors and dyes.

 

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