(Breese, 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 the Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry out of Carlyle Illinois. The food drive effort by these organizations out of the Breese, Carlyle, and Aviston areas collected 520 pounds for Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry, and in total, 2,810 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected across all of Southern Illinois for local area ministries.
 
“Thanks to the generous contributions of these community organizations and members, this ‘Cram the Car’ food drive was a success,” said Ethan Beck, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois Outreach Representative. “The food we were able to collect was much appreciated by Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry, and will be used to help families and individuals in the area.”
 
Beck extended his gratitude to the following organizations for teaming up with HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois in making this food drive a success:

  • HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese

  • Weigman Ford

  • K & J Chevrolet

  • Breese Nursing Home

  • Carlyle Healthcare Center

  • Villa Catherine

  • Cedarhurst (Breese)

  • Villas at St. James

  • Aviston Countryside Manor

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 www.hshshomecare.org or www.hshshospice.org. HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, under the auspices of HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
 
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Photo Caption: HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois recently teamed up with several local organizations to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for the Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry out of Carlyle Illinois.  The food drive effort by these organizations collected 520 pounds, filling an entire Home Care car full of food. Showing the items to be donated to the Matthew 25 Ecumenical Food Pantry are (left to right): Karla Smith, Administrator at Aviston Countryside Manor; Julie Ohnesorge, Hospice Manager for HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois; Helen Essenpreis, Chief Nursing Officer at St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese; Colbey Voss, Business Development Manager for K&J Chevrolet; and Ethan Beck, Outreach Representative for HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois.

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