HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, along with Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota, Roy Schmidt Honda and Northside Ford Lincoln, are teaming up to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for the Catholic Charities food pantry. The food drive is in recognition of February being National Canned Food Month.
Help with the 2nd annual “Cram the Home Care and Hospice Cars” and drop off your non-perishable food items at HSHS Home Care and Hospice office at 701 West Temple (previously Dr. Heshmatpour’s office) or at one of these automobile dealers:
– Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota – 2400 South Banker St.
– Roy Schmidt Honda – 1705 W. Fayette Ave.
– Northside Ford Lincoln – 1312 N. Keller Dr.
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 29, HSHS Home Care and Hospice will CRAM the CARS with the donated items, hoping to fill four Home Care cars this year.
Sr. Sandra Sudkamp from Catholic Charities shared some of the items they need are:
– Pancake mix and syrup
– Canned fruit
– Pasta sauce
– Sugar free fruit
– Low salt vegetables
– Large boxes of oatmeal
Any other non-perishable items are also being accepted. 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 Kelley Esker, Marketing Specialist, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, at (217) 347-1777. To find out more about services offered by HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, visit hshshomecare.org. 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 Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.