El Paso children are out of school for summer vacation. As wonderful as that is for every child, many children go without food during this time. Many children depend on the free lunch programs at their schools for their meals. With school being out for the summer, that assistance is missing. The Hospitals of Providence is joining the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive". From now until June 14, The Hospitals of Providence campuses will collect as many servings of cereal as possible.

The Hospitals of Providence kicked off the campaign with a cereal eating contest this past Friday. I was supposed to compete in the contest but I arrived a little late so another competitor took my place. He won! That could have been me holding the big cereal bowl over my head in victory. The important thing is we raised hundreds of cereal servings for El Paso children this summer. You can donate boxes of cereal at all Hospitals of Providence campuses or online at elpasofightinghunger.org