Metro-East News

February is National Canned Food Month. Here’s how you can help.

During the entire month of February, non-perishable items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at various metro-east locations for the Catholic Urban Charities.
During the entire month of February, non-perishable items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at various metro-east locations for the Catholic Urban Charities.

Hospice of Southern Illinois, HSHS Home Care and several other community groups are collecting non-perishable food items for Catholic Urban Charities during the entire month of February. The group needs items like: pancake mix and syrup, jelly, canned fruit, pasta sauce, cereal, granola, sugar free fruit, low salt vegetables, large boxes of oatmeal and more.

The non-perishable items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at these metro-east locations:

▪ Oliver C. Joseph Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 3795 Illinois Route 15, Belleville.

▪ Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation, 601 W. Lincoln Ave., Caseyville.

▪ Swansea Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 1405 N. 2nd St., Swansea.

▪ Cedar Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1 Perryman St., Lebanon.

On March 1, organizers will deliver the donated items to the Catholic Urban Charities.

Heidi Wiechert: 618-239-2500, @BND_HeidiW

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