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Foodshare Canathon Sunday (Sun. Mar 8, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
"Helping Your Neighbors in Need" is the theme for the 2015 Foodshare Canathon!
People are encouraged to fill a bag with canned and nonperishable foods and place it on their doorstep on Sunday, March 8th. Neighborhood door-to-door collection will take place between 1 and 4 p.m.
Preferred items are canned fish or meat, peanut butter, soup, canned vegetables and fruits, boxed dinners, and pasta.
There will also be drop-off sites at area Kroger stores, Peoria area Subways, all Peoria neighborhood fire stations, and area Curves from March 2nd through March 22nd. The Peoria Journal Star will include Canathon bags with newspaper delivery on March 2nd. The people we miss during the Sunday collection may fill those bags and drop them off at any of the above sites.
All food donated will go to Peoria area food pantries to provide food to individuals and families facing food insecurity.
We will again receive a percentage of the 17th annual Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation $1 million dollar donation to anti-hunger agencies. The more we collect, the higher our percentage will be! We can report $1 for each food item collected!
Hundreds of volunteers from the Central Illinois area will canvas area neighborhoods for the door-to-door collection on March 8th. This will take place in neighborhoods in Peoria, Bartonville, Princeville, Creve Coeur, Pekin, Chillicothe, Lacon, East Peoria, and Morton. Volunteers will meet at University United Methodist Church (2818 N University) in Peoria to obtain name tags, bags, and maps. Other kick-off areas include Bartonville Christian Church, Creve Coeur Christian Church, and First Assembly of God Church in Chillicothe. To volunteer to help collect food, contact Pepper Bauer at the phone number or email listed above.
We are counting on you to help us help our neighbors in need!