(BELLEVILLE, IL) – In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, 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 Urban Programs out of East St. Louis. The food drive effort by these organizations collected 650 pounds for Catholic Urban Programs alone, and filled an entire Home Care car with canned goods and other non-perishable items. 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 Katy Oakley, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois outreach representative. “The food we were able to collect was much appreciated by Catholic Urban Programs, and will be used to help families and individuals in the area.”
Oakley 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:
Oliver C. Joseph Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation
Swansea Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Cedar Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lebanon Illinois
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.