WSOY and our community partners are pleased to announce the 18th annual WSOY Community Food Drive on October 4th 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 10.8 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, Extended Hands/Reasonable Services, Crossing Healthcare Prescription Gardens, The Grayson Basket Project, Big Blue Backpacks, Mt Zion Food Pantry, AMELCA, Helping Hands Food Pantry, Moundford Food Pantry, Gods Shelter of Love, Blue Mound Food Pantry and the Cops and Gobblers Program.
Join Us for the WSOY Community Food Drive
October 4, 2019
Airport Plaza Kroger
Rt. 36 in Decatur
How To Give
How To Get Involved
Thank you to our community partners!
Decatur Back and Neck Center First Mid Bank and Trust
Skeff Distributing ADM
Jones and Thomas/ JTNet JL Hubbard Insurance and Bonds
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
September 11, 2019 – Our friends at Hickory Point Bank kicked off the WSOY Community Food Drive Season with a shuffle board event in Central Park called “Push Comes To Shuffle!.” Listen to the podcasts with our friends at Hickory Point Bank to learn why they are so invested in our community and the WSOY…Continue Reading
September 5, 2019– The 18th Annual WSOY Community Food Drive to help stock local food pantries will be held on Friday, October 4th at the Airport Plaza Kroger grocery store in Decatur (more details). Details of the event were announced Thursday morning during a news conference at St Pats School. Last year, the drive collected…Continue Reading