(BREESE, 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 Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry.
 
Help with the 5th annual “Cram the Cars” and drop off your non-perishable food items at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, or at any one of the below organizations:

  • Weigman Ford – 1351 William Rd., Carlyle, IL

  • K & J Chevrolet – 3051 Franklin St., Carlyle, IL

  • Breese Nursing Home – 1155 N 1st St., Breese, IL

  • Carlyle Healthcare – 501 Clinton St., Carlyle, IL

  • Villa Catherine – 491 Clinton St., Carlyle, IL

  • Cedarhurst of Breese – 13887 Progress Dr., Breese, IL

  • Villas at St. James Place – 14335 Jamestown Rd., Breese, IL

  • Aviston Countryside Manor – 450 W 1st St., Aviston, IL

 
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 February 28, HSHS Home Care and Hospice will CRAM the CARS with the donated items before delivering them to Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry.
 
Some non-perishable items that Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry 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 HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois Outreach Representatives Katy Oakley at 217-994-3919 or Cheryl Fulk at 217-994-4072.  To find out more about services offered by HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, visit hshshomecare.org.

Media Contact

Ashley Gramann

Manager, Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439
ashley.gramann@hshs.org

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