(EFFINGHAM, IL) – In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois recently teamed up with HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and other local organizations to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities. The food drive effort by these organizations collected 900 pounds, filling two Home Care cars of canned goods and other non-perishable items for Catholic Charities and our local community. The food drive was also carried out through the other communities HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois services, and in total, 2,810 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 Ethan Beck, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois Outreach Representative. “The food we were able to collect was much appreciated by Catholic Charities, 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:
- Anthony’s Hospital
- Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota
- Roy Schmidt Honda
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.