WSOY and our community partners are pleased to announce the 17th annual WSOY Community Food Drive on October 5th at Airport Plaza Kroger on Rt. 36 in Decatur. We have joined together to help stock our local food pantries. Last year, over 1.52 million pounds of food was collected during our twelve hours of broadcast and this year we hope to exceed that amount!
To enable the WSOY Community Food Drive to help as many food banks as possible, we encourage the community to give canned non-perishable goods or monetary donations. By giving non-perishable canned goods, we are able to utilize safe offsite storage to allow the supply to last as long as possible. Monetary donations, however, go the farthest. Food banks are then able to purchase goods on an as needed basis and at a tremendous discount through the Central Illinois Foodbank. Every dime raised goes to the purchase of food.
Over the past fifteen years, over 9.4 million pounds of food has been collected.
Last year, because of the wonderful generosity of the community, the WSOY Community Food Drive was able to assist Catholic Charities Food Pantry, The Salvation Army Food Pantry, Good Samaritan Inn, Northeast Community Fund, The Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project, Reasonable Services, God’s Shelter of Love, AMELCA Food Pantry, the Mount Zion United Methodist Food Pantry, Interchurch Council of Blue Mound, Boody and Stonington, Crossing Healthcare Prescription Produce Garden, Big Blue Backpack program, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Food Pantry, Moundford Food Pantry, Helping Hands Food Pantry and Boys and Girls Club Cops and Gobblers Program.
Join Us for the WSOY Community Food Drive
October 5, 2018
Airport Plaza Kroger
Rt. 36 in Decatur
How To Give
How To Get Involved
Thank you to our community partners!
Soy Capitol Bank Decatur Back and Neck Center
JL Hubbard Insurance & Bonds Skeff Distributing
ADM Jones and Thomas/ JTNet
First Christian Church Dales Southlake Pharmacy
WAND-TV Colee’s Corner Drugs
Herald and Review Dynagraphics/ Wood Printing
Tickets and Trips Kroger
Special Thanks to The United Way and The Community Foundation