Before his passing, Rowan Windham hoped to eliminate childhood hunger by collecting boxes upon boxes of cereal from his hospital room. In his honor, Methodist Healthcare champions a cereal drive every year to help reach Rowan’s goal.

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This year, the drive has taken on a new meaning. The coronavirus pandemic increased food scarcity for thousands of families in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Those families have turned to the San Antonio Food Bank in their time of need. As a result, the food bank’s shelves emptied.

Prior to the pandemic, a staggering 1 in 4 children in our community were experiencing food insecurity. More than 200,000 students in Bexar County are at risk of going hungry this summer.

Though we won’t be collecting physical boxes of cereal this year, we are still collecting funds. Every $1 collected is equal to seven servings of cereal. Your monetary donation benefits the San Antonio Food Bank’s Million Summer Meals for Kids.

Thank you for helping our community during this unprecedented time. When we come together, incredible things happen!

Methodist Children's Hospital Champions for Change

The 2020 Champions for Change nomination period has ended. Thank you for your submissions. Winners will be notified on May 20.

In honor of the late Rowan Windham, a former patient and giving child who put the good of others before himself, Methodist Children’s Hospital is honoring the students in our community who exemplify Rowan’s generous qualities. If selected, KENS 5 will publicly recognize each Champion for their unique and inspiring work through our partnership with KENS Cares.

If you know a child between the ages of six and 18-years-old who demonstrates leadership skills and who gives back to his or her community, we want to hear from you!  An ideal candidate has taken a stand for what is right, whether it be against bullying, homelessness, child hunger, etc. This Champion may also spend his or her time volunteering and advocating for causes larger than themselves.