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Carondelet hospitals fight summer hunger with cereal drive

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Posted at 1:55 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 18:56:45-04

Carondelet hospitals are hosting a month-long cereal drive. 

The "Healthy over Hungry" drive aims to provide families healthy breakfast options for their kids over summer vacation. 

Whole-grain cereal is a healthy option for kids, and it can help keep them feeling full until later in the day. 

Anyone who wants to donate can drop off healthy, whole-grain cereals at 3 Carondelet locations:

  • Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, 1601 W. St. Mary's Rd., Tucson
  • Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson
  • Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, 1171 W. Target Range Rd, Nogales
 
You can also donate to the medical offices around Southern Arizona.
  • Cardiology East, 6567 E. Carondelet Drive, Suite 225
  • Cardiology West, 445 N. Silverbell Road, Suite 201
  • Bears Path, 8826 East Tanque Verde Rd.
  • Carondelet Drive, 6567 E. Carondelet Drive, Suite 555
  • Central, 630 North Alvernon, Suite 251
  • Foothills 5605 E. River Road., #219
  • Green Valley, 400 West Camino Casa Verde
  • Nogales, 1209 West Target Range Road.
  •  Northwest, 551 West Magee Rd.
  • Riverstone, 4892 N. Stone Avenue, Suite 100
  • Sahuarita, 15920 South Rancho Sahuarita, Suite 120
  • Southeast, 8290 S. Houghton Road
  • West, 395 N. Silverbell, Suite 355
  • Vascular Surgery Riverstone, 4892 North Stone Avenue, Suite 100
  • Vascular Surgery West, 1815 West St Mary's Rd.

“We appreciate the Carondelet Health Network for hosting the Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive and are grateful for its commitment to building a healthy community,” said Michael McDonald, CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  “Summer is a particularly difficult time because many children in need can no longer rely on their school meals for a nutritious breakfast, so their families often turn to us for help. Thanks to Carondelet and the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, many families will have a healthy, whole-grain cereal breakfast every morning this summer.”

Cash donations can be made to the community food bank.

Carondelet will match all cash donations made during the campaign, up to $100,000.

If you would like to donate, click here