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Community invited to help Cram the Car

February 07, 2023 

In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS Home Care Illinois is holding their annual “Cram the Car” food drive this month for the BCMW Community Services food pantry, Breese location, to help those struggling with food insecurity.

Community members are invited to “cram” a Home Care car by donating non-perishable items.  On Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a HSHS Home Care Illinois branded car will be parked on the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese campus accepting donations of items or monetary contributions. Look for the Home Care car in the far east Specialty Clinic parking lot – drive past the main entrance on Holy Cross Lane and turn left at the first parking lot past the hospital. 

Some non-perishable items that the food pantry could use are:

  • Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni)
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Jelly
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cereal
  • Granola
  • Sugar free canned fruit
  • Low salt canned vegetables
  • Large boxes of oatmeal

…as well as any other non-perishable items. 

When donating, please check the expiration date of items and avoid donating expired goods.

For more information about the food drive, contact Valerie Engelbart, volunteer/bereavement supervisor for HSHS Home Care Illinois, at 217-685-0702 or email Valerie.Engelbart@hshs.org.

Community invited to help Cram the Car