Victory Lane Ford recently announced they will match up to $7,500 in donations to HSHS St. Francis Foundation collected now through December 31 to benefit the St. Clare Center Food Pantry. 

Paula Endress, director of HSHS St. Francis Foundation, shared, “We are most appreciative to Victory Lane Ford for this generous challenge grant, which will enable donors to double the value of their contribution. Thank you to all who make a contribution to help those less fortunate in our community.” 

Gene Hebenstreit, owner of Victory Lane Ford, believes it is more important now than ever during these challenging economic times to make sure the pantry has enough food to meet their needs for the upcoming holiday season and winter months. “Through the help of many generous donors, they have consistently met the challenge, so this year I’m increasing the challenge amount from $5,000 to $7,500,” said Hebenstreit.

To participate in this challenge grant, there are a number of ways you can donate:

  • Visit Victory Lane Ford.
  • Mail your donation to HSHS St. Francis Foundation, P.O. Box 1215, Litchfield, IL 62056, and mark “Victory Lane Challenge” in the memo.
  • Donate online at, select “Donate Now” and choose the designation St. Clare Center Food Pantry.
  • Call 217-324-8200 to discuss how you can give.  

The St. Clare Center Food Pantry is located at 603 N. Madison Street in Litchfield and is a ministry of HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The pantry serves residents of Montgomery and Macoupin counties. For further information about the pantry, call 217-324-2800

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Melissa Athmer

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 234-2120, Ext. 32258

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