July 3, 2019, Hardeeville and Hilton Head, S.C. – Hilton Head Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce that it donated more than 20,000 servings of cereal to local non-profit organizations, during it Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive, which ran from June 7-14, 2019.
Hilton Head Hospital collected 15,525 servings of cereal which were donated to Sandalwood Community Food Pantry. Coastal Carolina Hospital collected $1,461 and nearly 5,000 servings of cereal which were given to Bluffton Self Help.
“The donations we collected during our Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive will help provide local children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer and well into next year. I am so grateful for the support of our staff and community in this effort,” said Jeremy Clark, market chief executive officer of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare and Hilton Head Hospital. “Good nutrition is essential to good health, and we wanted to help lead the fight against hunger locally.”
In 2018, Bluffton Self Help helped 855 households with the wellness food pantry, 226 families with financial assistance, 662 households with the confidence clothing closet and 659 neighbors with the education and resource center.
“Bluffton Self Help exists in order to help our neighbors in need of food, clothing, educational and financial assistance, and to provide programs that promote self-worth, dignity and create a pathway to personal success,” said Allison Crouch, Director of Development at Bluffton Self Help. “Because of the generosity of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, Bluffton Self Help is working to break the cycle of poverty in our community. Some ways that people can help in the future would be through donations, both monetary and in-kind donations including food, clothing, school supplies and hygiene items that are accepted Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Also, volunteer opportunities are available to help with food and clothing distribution, as well as client and office support.”