(BELLEVILLE, IL) – In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS  Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois is teaming up with several community organizations to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for Catholic Urban Charities.
 
Help with the 4th annual “Cram the Cars” and drop off your non-perishable food items at any one of the below organizations:

  • Oliver C. Joseph Chrysler Dodge Jeep – 3795 IL-15, Belleville, IL 62226

  • Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation – 601 W. Lincoln Ave., Caseyville, IL 62232

  • Swansea Rehabilitation and Health Care Center – 1405 N. 2nd  St., Swansea, IL 62226

  • Cedar Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center – 1 Perryman St., Lebanon, IL 62254

Items can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted the entire month of February.  On March 1, HSHS Home Care and Hospice will CRAM the CARS with the donated items before delivering them to Catholic Urban Charities.
 
Some non-perishable items that Catholic Urban Charities could use are:

  • Pancake mix and syrup

  • Jelly

  • Canned fruit

  • Pasta sauce

  • Cereal

  • Granola

  • Sugar free fruit

  • Low salt vegetables

  • Large boxes of oatmeal

…as well as any other non-perishable items.  Canned fruits and vegetables are a good source of important nutrients. Select canned fruit that is packed in 100% juice or water and low-salt canned vegetables for a healthier lifestyle.
 
For more information about the canned food drive, contact Andrew Wilmes, Outreach Representative, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, at (217) 994-4124.  To find out more about services offered by HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, visit hshshomecare.org

Media Contact

Kelly Barbeau

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 234-2120, Ext. 41270
kelly.barbaeu@hshs.org

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