Community invited to “Cram the Cars” with Canned Goods for Catholic Charities

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

Help with the 4th annual “Cram the Cars” and drop off your non-perishable food items at HSHS Home Care and Hospice office at 701 West Temple Avenue or at one of these automobile dealers:

  • Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota – 2400 South Banker St. 
  • Roy Schmidt Honda – 1705 West Fayette Ave.

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 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.

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


  • Starting Monday, February 5th, 2018, repeats every day until Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


HSHS Home Care and Hospice

701 W. Temple Ave.
Effingham, IL


Andrew Wilmes

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