(EFFINGHAM, IL) – In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota, Northside Ford Lincoln and Roy Schmidt Honda recently teamed up to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for the Catholic Charities food pantry.  This third annual food drive effort by the four organizations collected 1,580 pounds, filling four Home Care cars of food for the Catholic Charities Food Pantry.
 
“Thanks to the generous contributions of our HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital colleagues and community members, this third annual ‘Cram the Car for Catholic Charities’ food drive was a success,” said Ashley Dillingham, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois Marketing Specialist. “The food we were able to collect was much appreciated by Catholic Charities and will be used to help families in our area.”
 
Dillingham extended her gratitude to Tammy Pike, with Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota; Jake Traub with Northside Ford; Doug Mette with Roy Schmidt Honda, and all their staff members for teaming up with HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois in making this third annual food drive a huge success. 
 
HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois serve the communities of 27 counties across the state of Illinois. For more information about HSHS Home Care and Hospice, visit their web sites at www.hshshomecare.org or www.hshshospice.org. HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, under the auspices of HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
 
Photo Caption: HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota, Northside Ford Lincoln and Roy Schmidt Honda recently teamed up to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for the Catholic Charities food pantry. This third annual food drive effort by the four organizations collected 1,580 pounds, filling four Home Care cars of food for the Catholic Charities Food Pantry. Shown left to right: John Arthur, Food Pantry Assistant for Catholic Charities; Valerie Engelbart, Volunteer Coordinator, HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois; Ashley Dillingham, Marketing Specialist, HSHS Home Care & Hospice Southern Illinois; Sr. Sandra Sudkamp, Pantry Coordinator for Catholic Charities; Kenny Birch and Michael Joliff, salespeople with Northside Ford; Jessika Pryor and Denny Ricketts, salespeople with Roy Schmidt Honda; Jason Webb, Chad Koester, and Doug Jackson, salespeople with Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota; and Bob Hecht, co-owner of Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota.

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