DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tenet Healthcare has announced a challenge grant of up to $100,000 to
support its 2016 Healthy Over Hungry – Cereal Drive, an annual campaign
designed to provide a healthy, well-balanced breakfast for children and
families struggling with hunger during the summer months. The drive will
be held June 3-10, 2016 in support of Feeding America and its nationwide
network of local food banks and distribution partners.
More than 140 Tenet hospitals and other facilities, including its
Conifer Health Solutions and United Surgical Partners International
(USPI) subsidiaries, will conduct food drives and fundraising efforts as
part of the campaign, benefitting more than 70 local not-for-profit
“Children who regularly stay active and eat a healthy breakfast have
fewer chronic health problems and do better in school because they have
increased concentration and more energy,” said Dian Adams, chief nursing
officer at Tenet Healthcare. “Unfortunately, during the summer months
many children do not have access to the school meals that they rely on.
Tenet’s Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive aims to fill the gap by
providing a well-balanced breakfast for anyone in need.”
The 2015 campaign collected more than 2.6 million servings of cereal and
“By issuing a challenge grant, Tenet hopes to encourage even more
financial donations, which are crucial for purchasing perishable items
such as milk, fruit, and lean protein for a complete, healthy
breakfast,” said Dan Waldmann, senior vice president of Public Affairs
at Tenet Healthcare.
“One in seven people in America struggles with hunger, including 15
million children. Every day, the Feeding America network works hard to
help people who may not know where they will find their next meal. We
are thankful to Tenet for its commitment to ending hunger and support of
children and families in need through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal
Drive,” said Nancy Curby, vice president of corporate partnerships at
During the week of the drive, local participating Tenet, Conifer and
USPI facilities will encourage employees, neighbors and community
partners to donate money, boxes of healthy cereal and other healthy food
items to benefit those struggling with hunger in their local community.
Financial donations made to campaigns sponsored by Tenet hospitals and
other facilities between June 3-10 will be matched by Tenet, up to
The Cereal Drive was launched in 2010 by Pam Taurence, a nurse at
Detroit Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan, a Tenet
hospital. Ms. Taurence and her colleagues realized that many children
were coming to the hospital hungry during the summer months when they
were not attending school. In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Taurence
was inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame in April of 2014.
For more information about Tenet’s work to fight hunger, including a
list of participating Tenet locations and local beneficiary
organizations, please visit www.tenethealth.com/community-main/fighthunger.
About Tenet Healthcare
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services
company with 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help
people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries,
partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners
International, the company operates 79 general acute care hospitals, 20
short-stay surgical hospitals and over 470 outpatient centers in the
United States, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom. Tenet’s
Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled
performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals,
health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups,
self-insured organizations and health plans. For more information,
please visit www.tenethealth.com.
The terms “THC,” “Tenet Healthcare Corporation,” “the company,” “we,”
“us” or “our” refer to Tenet Healthcare Corporation or one or more of
its subsidiaries or affiliates as applicable.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads
the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food
to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal
programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports
programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates
the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation
that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities,
businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate.
Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org,
Charles Nicolas, 469-893-2247