‘Cram the Car’ fills Catholic Charities food pantries

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HSHS Illinois Home Care recently teamed up with several local organizations to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities. Shown with some of the food donated are (left to right): HSHS Illinois Home Care facilitator Cassie Delaney, along with Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota representatives Anthony Hecht, Annie Wendt, Bob Hecht, Mary Burrell and Lori Worman. (Courtesy HSHS Illinois Home Care)

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — HSHS Illinois Home Care, along with Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota and Roy Schmidt Honda, recently teamed up to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities food pantries.

Along with food collected in other communities in the region where HSHS Illinois Home Care serves, the food drive effort collected a total of 2,973 pounds of non-perishable food items which was distributed equally between Catholic Charities food pantries in Effingham, Springfield and Decatur.

“Thanks to the generous contributions of our community organizations and members, this ‘Cram the Car’ food drive was a success,” said Cassie Delaney, HSHS Illinois Home Care facilitator. “The food we were able to collect was much appreciated by Catholic Charities and will be used to help families and individuals in the region.”

The recent food drive held by HSHS Illinois Home Care and local organizations throughout the region collected a total of 2,973 pounds of non-perishable food items. Some of those food items were collected at Roy Schmidt Honda, represented by (left to right) Twilla Ruholl, DJ Dees, Mark Schmidt, Shannon Roberts, Roy Schmidt, Doug Mette and Ashley Baumgarten, shown along with Cassie Delaney, HSHS Illinois Home Care facilitator. (Courtesy HSHS Illinois Home Care)

Delaney extended her gratitude to the following organizations for teaming up with HSHS Illinois Home Care in making this food drive a success:

  • Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota
  • Roy Schmidt Honda
  • Colleagues at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospitals and other HSHS Illinois hospitals.

HSHS Illinois Home Care serves the communities of 27 counties across the state of Illinois. For more information about HSHS Illinois Home Care, visit stanthonyshospital.org.

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