Cram The Cars For HACSM

In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois is teaming up with several community organizations to “Cram the Car” with non-perishable food items for the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry.

Help with the 4th annual “Cram the Cars” and drop off your non-perishable food items at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland at the Main Lobby or Medical Office Building Lobby, or at any one of the below organizations:

Steve Schmitt Inc. GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet – 12631 IL-143, Highland, IL 62249

Tri Ford Inc. – 12610 IL-143, Highland, IL 62249

Faith Countryside Homes – 100 Faith Dr., Highland, IL 62249

Highland Health Care Center – 1450 26th St., Highland, IL 62249

San Gabriel Memory Care – 2509 Frank Watson Pkwy, Highland, IL 62249

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 March 1, HSHS Home Care and Hospice will CRAM the CARS with the donated items before delivering them to the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry.

Some non-perishable items that the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry could use include pancake mix and syrup, jelly, canned fruit, pasta sauce, cereal, granola, sugar free fruit, low-salt vegetables, and 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.

For more information about the canned food drive, contact Andrew Wilmes, Outreach Representative, HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, at (217) 994-4124. To find out more about services offered by HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, visit hshshomecare.org.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, and HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville.