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Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Princeton Baptist Medical Center

We would like to invite you to join Princeton Baptist Medical Center in the fight against hunger in Birmingham as we host our first Healthy over Hungry Cereal Drive. Every day one in seven Americans struggle with hunger. These numbers are higher for children. One in five children in the United States faces hunger every day. In Jefferson County 33,500 children under the age of 18 are food insecure. Summer is a particularly hard time for these children. Many of them rely on school to provide breakfast and with school being out, these children will not have access to healthy meals. We are seeking donations of cereal, cereal bars, grits, oatmeal, and breakfast shakes. Of course, money is always appreciated. Please join us and take part in this fund raising activity that supports our community. Princeton, along with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama and Feeding America, has created this web-site with additional information and for financial donations that will directly benefit many children here in the Birmingham / Jefferson County area. (http://donate.feedingal.org/teams/1865-princeton-medical-center) Thank you again for being part of Princeton's first 2016 Healthy Over Hungry Campaign!

Tenet Health's Healthy Over Hunger Cereal Drive

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 2016, 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.
  1. An anonymous donation of $65 has been made
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  2. Jan Howell
    Jan Howell gave a $206 donation
    Dedication : Staff/Surgeons BBH Princeton Operating Room
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      Crys Martin

      Congratulations to the winning team of the Bake Sale Competition!

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  12. Kathy  Barton
    Kathy Barton gave a $300 donation
    Dedication : Emergency Department Team - Princeton Baptist
    Thanks to all the donations and support to raise funds for the cereal drive.
    almost 2 years ago · Like
  13. Linda Plan
    Linda Plan gave a donation
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  14. Steve Sherer
    Steve Sherer gave a $100 donation
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  15. Paula  Davenport
    Paula Davenport gave a $50 donation
    Dedication : Paul Lutz (in memory of)
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  16. Crys Martin
    Crys Martin

    Princeton Baptist Medical Center kicked off their 2016 Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive with a contest to decorate team donation containers. 20 of the teams competed. There was a wide variety of creative and unique ideas and presentations.

    Congratulations to the winners!

    1st Place goes to the Brookwood Baptist Princeton Emergency Department for their entry, “The Breakfast Express” (a train theme).
    2nd Place went to the NICU for their entry, “Breakfast Treats” (a food truck theme).
    3rd Place went to Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) for their entry, “Help Us Feed the Kiddies” (a circus theme).

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    Crys Martin

    1st Place in the Cereal Box Decorating contest. Congrats to the ER department!!

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    Crys Martin

    2nd Place in the Cereal Box Decorating contest. Congrats to the NICU department!

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    Crys Martin

    3rd Place in the Cereal Box Decorating contest. Congrats to Pre-Admission Testing department!

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    Crys Martin

    The FANTASTIC Volunteer Judges!

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  21. ANNE VALENCIA
    ANNE VALENCIA gave a donation
    I will pray for the families too!
    about 2 years ago · Like