(EFFINGHAM, IL) – In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois recently teamed up with HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and other local organizations to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities.  The food drive effort by these organizations collected 1,680 pounds, filling two Home Care cars of canned goods and other non-perishable items for Catholic Charities and our local community. The food drive was also carried out through the other communities HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois services, and in total, 3,305 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected across all of Southern Illinois.
 
“Thanks to the generous contributions of these community organizations and members, this ‘Cram the Car’ food drive was a success,” said Cheryl Fulk, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois outreach representative. “The food we were able to collect was much appreciated by Catholic Charities, and will be used to help families and individuals in the area.”
 
Fulk extended her gratitude to the following organizations for teaming up with HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois in making this food drive a success:
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital
  • Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota
  • Roy Schmidt Honda
HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois serves the communities of 27 counties across the state of Illinois. For more information about HSHS Home Care and Hospice, visit their web sites at hshshomecare.org or hshshospice.org
 
Photo: HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois recently teamed up with several local organizations to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities.  The food drive effort by these organizations collected 1,680 pounds, filling two Home Care cars full of food. Shown donating to Catholic Charities is (left to right): Cheryl Fulk, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois outreach representative; Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota representatives Bob Hecht, owner; Gene Zerrusen, sales associate; Tammy Lakin, customer relations manager; and Lori Worman, internet sales; Sister Sandra Sudkamp, Catholic Charities; Roy Schmidt Honda representatives Twila Koester, business development coordinator; and Doug Metter, sales; and (back) Gerard Bierman, Catholic Charities food panty worker.

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HSHS Illinois
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