Community Invited To Join HSHS Home Care Illinois To “Cram the Cars” With Canned Goods For Catholic Charities

Community Invited To Join HSHS Home Care Illinois To “Cram the Cars” With Canned Goods For Catholic Charities

Effingham, IL-(Effingham Radio)- In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS Home Care Illinois, along with Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota and Roy Schmidt Honda, are teaming up once again to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for the Catholic Charities food pantry.

You can help by dropping off non-perishable food items at any of these locations. Please wear a mask for safety when dropping off your items.

At the HSHS Illinois Home Care office located at 701 West Temple Avenue, Effingham. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At one of these automobile dealers during business hours:

  • Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota – 2400 South Banker Street, Effingham
  • Roy Schmidt Honda – 1705 West Fayette Avenue, Effingham

Donations will be accepted the entire month of February. On March 1, HSHS Illinois Home Care will cram their cars with the donated items before delivering them to Catholic Charities.

Some non-perishable items that Catholic Charities could use are:

  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Jelly
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cereal
  • Granola
  • Sugar free fruit
  • Low salt vegetables
  • Large boxes of oatmeal

…as well as any other non-perishable items. 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.

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

For more information about the canned food drive, contact Valerie Engelbart, volunteer/bereavement coordinator for HSHS Home Care Illinois, at 217-685-0702 or email Valerie.Engelbart@hshs.org. To find out more about services offered by HSHS Home Care Illinois, visit www.hshshomecare.org.

 

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org