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HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois recently teamed up with several 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 full of food.

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 with 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 serves. All total, 2,810 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected across 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 local organizations for teaming up with HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois in making this food drive a success – St. Anthony’s Hospital, Dan Hecht Chevrolet-Toyota and Roy Schmidt Honda.