Tenet Health Central Coast Raises Nearly $3,000 For SLO Food Bank as Part of Healthy Over Hungry® Virtual Cereal DriveJun 23, 2021
San Luis Obispo County, Calif. – Tenet Health Central Coast, which includes Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obiso, is pleased to announce that it donated $2,939 to to the SLO Food Bank during its Healthy Over Hungry® Virtual Cereal Drive, which ran from June 7-14, 2021. SLO Food Bank officials said that the donation equals about 20,579 meals.
Due to the pandemic, this year the drive was virtual and only monetary donations were requested instead of cereal boxes. The monetary donations has a tremendous impact because the SLO Food Bank can feed a family of four for two days for the same amount as the average cost of a box of cereal.
This past year has been particularly devastating for families struggling with hunger, as the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in extreme food shortages in many communities: in 2020, the SLO Food Bank distributed a record 5.1 million pounds of food to those in need, which was a 54% increase over 2019.