Placentia-Linda Hospital Collected 2,702 Servings of Cereal Through its “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal DriveOct 1, 2019
Placentia-Linda Hospital Collected 2,702 Servings of Cereal
Through its “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive
Because Breakfast Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
PLACENTIA, CA – July 15, 2016 – Placentia-Linda Hospital is pleased to announce that it collected 2,702 servings of cereal to provide area community children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, a member of the Feeding America network. The drive ran June 3-10, 2016.
“I am so proud of all of our colleagues at Placentia-Linda Hospital for tackling childhood hunger through our “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive,” said Chuck Orlando, interim chief executive officer of Placentia-Linda Hospital. “Helping others is at the heart of what we do every day at our hospital. Because good nutrition is essential to good health, we wanted to make a difference and help lead the fight against hunger in Placentia and the local communities we serve.”
“We are so appreciative of Placentia-Linda Hospital and its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, for hosting the “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive and are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed,” said Nicole Suydam, CEO, of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Their generous donation of 2,702 servings of cereal will help provide a healthy breakfast for so many who are struggling with hunger this summer. We know that summer is a particularly tough time for many food-insecure families because children can no longer rely on the schools for nutritious meals putting an added burden on these families. We are thrilled that so many will now be helped because of the hospital’s leadership in addressing this community health issue.”
About Placentia-Linda Hospital
Placentia-Linda Hospital, a 114-bed acute care facility, has been proudly serving the community since 1972. The Hospital earned a “Grade A” with LeapFrog for The Hospital Safety Score (one of eight hospitals in Orange County) for spring 2016 and has the distinction of being in Gold Plus status five years in a row with the American Heart Association’s Get With the GuidelinesSM program, among other awards and distinctions.
Our specialties include:
- 24-hour emergency department featuring “Check In Online and Wait at Home” and Senior Track 65+ emergency bays
- Imaging Services with “True Open High Field” MRI
- Surgical Pavilion / G.I. Center offering comprehensive G.I. and surgical services
- Center for Wound Care of Placentia-Linda Hospital with two hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers and osteomyelitis treatment
- Women’s Health
- Partner - Five MedPost urgent care locations
- Comprehensive community outreach and senior services
Placentia-Linda Hospital is growing to become one of North Orange County’s premier facilities. To learn more about us, please visit us at www.placentialinda.com, “Like Us” on Facebook at facebook.com/placentialinda, “Follow Us” on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is the largest nonprofit hunger relief organization in Orange County leading the fight to end hunger in our community. Second Harvest distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 182 partner agencies in 240 locations throughout the county. Last year, Second Harvest provided enough food for more than 19.8 million meals, feeding more than 200,000 people each month. Every dollar donated to Second Harvest provides enough food for three meals for the hungry. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization. For more information about our work and how you can help visit FeedOC.org.
- Since 1983, Second Harvest has distributed more than 350 million pounds of food or 291 million meals.
- Nearly 336,000 people in OC don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
- 1 in 5 children are at risk of hunger and 18% of children in our county live in poverty.
Research indicates that even mild malnutrition experienced by young children during critical periods of growth impacts the behavior of children, their school performance, and their overall cognitive development. Second Harvest provides healthy after-school meals and summer meals at more than 150 sites around the county.
When public school ends for the summer, so do the free and reduced-price lunches children receive in the school cafeteria. The Summer Food Program serves healthy lunches and snacks to more than 3,000 kids at convenient locations such as community centers, recreation programs, low-income apartment complexes and city parks. Visit FeedOC.org.