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Placentia-Linda Hospital Hosting Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive from June 3-10

Oct 1, 2019

Placentia-Linda Hospital Hosting

Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive from June 3-10
Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation


PLACENTIA, CA – June 3, 2016
– Placentia-Linda Hospital is leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefitting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, a member of the Feeding America network. The drive kicks off today, Friday, June 3 and runs through Friday, June 10.

 “At Placentia-Linda Hospital, we recognize the impact hunger has on health and nutrition, and our staff is eager to make a difference,” said Chuck Orlando, interim chief executive officer of Placentia-Linda Hospital.  “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and, through this drive, we hope to help the many in our community.”

In Orange County, over 2,000 thousand free or reduced-fee breakfasts and lunches are served daily during the school year.  As of 2012/13, 57% of all food stamp recipients in Orange County were children. 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 3 through June 10 at Placentia-Linda Hospital or to provide a financial donation for perishable breakfast items, please visit https://vad.techbridge.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=40322. All financial donations made during our campaign will be matched by Placentia-Linda Hospital’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare, up to $100,000.

 Click here to learn more about Placentia-Linda Hospital’s Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive campaign.

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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 320 partner agencies in 440 locations throughout the county. Last year, Second Harvest provided enough food for more than 17.6 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 400,000 people in OC don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
  • 1 in 5, or more than 156,000, 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 45 sites around the county, plus nutrition education to 2,000 low-income children daily.

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. 

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