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Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett Hosts Cereal Drive June 2-9

Oct 15, 2019

Join Our Community-Wide Effort to Provide a Healthy Breakfast to Those in Need

(May 23, 2017 - Memphis, Tenn.) – Saint Francis Hospital- Bartlett is leading a community effort to provide a healthy breakfast to those struggling with hunger, and is inviting the public to help.  The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank, kicks off Friday, June 2 and runs through June 9.

Donations of healthy cereal to the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive will be collected at Saint Francis Hospital- Bartlett, located at 2986 Kate Bond Rd, Memphis.  A financial donation to the cause can be made to our partner in the cereal drive, the Mid-South Food Bank, by visiting their website. Financial donations received during the campaign will be matched up to $100,000 by Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare.

“At Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett we recognize the impact hunger has on health and nutrition, and our staff is eager to make a difference,” said Chris Locke, CEO of Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett. “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 struggling with food insecurity.”

How the public can help us “Fill the Truck”
Join us Sunday, June 4th from 1 – 6 p.m. at Kroger-Stockbridge located at 9025 US Hwy 64 in Lakeland, TN to fill our truck with healthy cereal. You can also help by donating healthy cereal at the hospital or by making a financial donation to help purchase items such as milk, fruit and lean protein needed to complete a well-balanced breakfast. 

About Mid-South Food Bank
Mid-South Food Bank's Mission is to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.   Their service area is 12 counties in west Tennessee, 18 counties in north Mississippi, one county in east Arkansas. Mid-South Food Bank distributes one million pounds of food every month, providing nourishment and hope to thousands of struggling families and individuals through our Partner Agencies.  These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, senior programs, rehabilitation centers, residential centers and other programs. Mid-South Food Bank raises awareness about food insecurity and hunger in the community and advocates on behalf of hungry people.

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