Brookwood Baptist Health's Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive 2017

Brookwood Baptist Health's Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive 2017

About This Campaign

The Legacy of the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive

In a hospital, nurses often see the problem first. And Pam Taurence is no exception. Day after day, Pam and her colleagues at Children’s Hospital of Michigan treated kids who were struggling with food insecurity and saw the devastating effects that it had on their health.

As the chair of the Professional Nurse Council (PNC) at Children’s Hospital, Pam challenged herself and fellow PNC members to address this problem not only for their patients but for all of the children living in food-insecure households in Detroit. The nurses knew that summer was particularly challenging because kids could no longer rely on their schools for meals. So in June of 2010, the Cereal Drive was born.

In its first year, more than 160,000 servings of cereal were donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank for area children. Since then, 15 other pediatric hospitals have joined in the fight against hunger and Tenet Healthcare has adopted this initiative company-wide to address the importance of eating a healthy, well-balanced breakfast every day.

In 2015, the newly named “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive collected a staggering 2.6 million servings of cereal and $75,000 for more than 70 of Feeding America’s local food banks and distribution partners.

Thanks to Pam’s perseverance, the program’s success has been overwhelming! Pam’s remarkable efforts were recognized in 2014 when she was named a Tenet Hero Hall of Fame inductee, one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a Tenet colleague for extraordinary service.

In 2017, the cereal drive is growing even more. Thank you to all who have and continue to make the “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive a success.

Title Sponsors

Our Partners

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

Campaign to Support Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama’s mission is to feed people in need today and foster collaborative solutions to end hunger tomorrow. We accomplish this mission by supplying 11 million meals a year to 230 food pantries, shelters and children’s programs in 12 counties of Central Alabama.

We also create healthy food access by feeding children at risk of hunger during school breaks, delivering fresh produce to residents living in isolated communities and providing food to under-nourished mothers of critically ill infants through on-site hospital food pantries.

Fundraising Teams

Walker Baptist Kix Hunger

Walker Baptist is striving to engage the community in feeding our children that are going hungry.

$2,286.1
raised
26
Supporters

Princeton Baptist Medical Center

"Feeding the children in our community"

$1,631.86
raised
3
Supporters

BBH Chase Park IS Hunger Chasers

Our goal is to ensure that as many children in Central Alabama are able to start their day with a nutritious breakfast.

$1,194.59 raised (199%)
32
Supporters

Citizens Baptist Medical Center

$1,105.22 raised (110%)
2
Supporters

Shelby Baptist Medical Center BBH

This is "Year 2" of Shelby BMC participating in the HOH Cereal Drive. Last year, we witnessed incredible participation and success across the Brookwood Baptist Health System and look forward to, again, feeding the hungry and being part of something much bigger than ourselves. Our grea...

$767 raised (38%)
10
Supporters

Brookwood Breakfast Buddies

With summer right around the corner, many children who don't have access to free breakfast and lunch at school will go hungry. There are ~35,000 children in Jefferson County who struggle with access to daily meals. The good news is that we can help! Cereal or cash donations will help a ...

$258.57 raised (12%)
3
Supporters

BBH Primary & Specialty Care Network

We are joining together to provide healthy food for the children in our communities because breakfast doesn’t take a summer vacation.

$101.55 raised (20%)
3
Supporters

Patient Access

We are about positivity, action, and results.

$0
raised
0
Supporters
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  12. Suzanne Pugh
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  15. Kelley & Wallace  Norris
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  17. Deborah Cofer
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  18. Debbie  Handley
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  30. Deirdre  Cohen
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