Sunday, 21 March 2021 10:29

Help HSHS Illinois Home Care collect food items for Catholic Charities

SPRINGFIELD — HSHS Illinois Home Care is holding a food drive in March for the Catholic Charities food pantry to help those struggling with food insecurity.

You can help by dropping off non-perishable food items at the HSHS Illinois Home Care office located at 2667 Farragut Drive, Springfield. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please wear a mask when dropping off items in the Home Care office.

Donations will be accepted the entire month of March. Some non-perishable items that Catholic Charities could use are:

  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Jelly
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cereal
  • Granola
  • Sugar free canned fruit
  • Low salt canned vegetables
  • Large boxes of oatmeal
  • As well as any other non-perishable items.

Remember, canned fruits and vegetables are a good source of important nutrients. Select canned fruit that is packed in 100 percent juice or water and low-salt canned vegetables for a healthier lifestyle.