Local groups calling on community to help end child hunger over the summer

SA Food Bank, local hospitals host cereal drive to feed hungry kids

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SAN ANTONIO – Friday marked the beginning of the Baptist Health System and San Antonio Food Bank's  "Healthy Over Hungry" cereal drive, aimed to curb the food insecure population in San Antonio.

In Bexar County, one in four children don't know where their next meal will come from -- Organizers aim to change that.

Representatives from the Baptist Health System said a little effort from the community can have a lasting impact on the futures of local kids.

"Just being able to keep that nutrition going over the year -- It's going to help make them better students, have better lives and ultimately be better members of our society," Steven Beckman, CFO for Northeast Baptist, said.

Those wishing to donate cereal can stop by any of the seven Baptist Health System hospitals, HealthLink Fitness and Rehabilitation Center and Baptist School of Health Professions. The drive will run through next Friday, June 9. 

In addition to in-person donations, the community is encouraged to make donations to the San Antonio Food Bank online. You can click HERE to donate online.

Donations will be matched by Baptist Health System's parent company, Tenet Healthcare.

See participating locations below:


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