Did you know nearly 16 million children face hunger in the United States?
Hunger affects people of all ages, but it can permanently affect the physical and mental health development of children. A proper nutritional diet is extremely important in establishing a healthy future for children, especially in their first three years of life.
Access to nutritious food may not be under a child’s control, but we can do our part to help. Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake wants to help feed the children in our community who do not have access to food over the summer.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is asking its employees along with members of the community to join in its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefitting the North Texas Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America network.
Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast including dairy (such as milk and yogurt), 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. Healthy cereal contains one serving of whole grain, no more than 200 calories per serving, six grams or less of sugar and at least three grams of fiber per serving. It should also be free of artificial colors and dyes.
Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive will be collected from May 29 through June 5 at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake. Please drop off your cereal donation in the collection box in the main lobby. Or to make a monetary donation for perishable breakfast items, please visit DoctorsHospitalDallas.com/CerealDriveDonation.
If you have any questions, please visit DoctorsHospitalDallas.com/CerealDrive. Together, let’s fight child hunger in our community.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218