October 3, 2019 – Tomorrow is the 18th Annual WSOY Community Food Drive at the Kroger on Rt 36, and it will take everyone to reach the goal of 1.5 million pounds of food. The drive will take place from 6am to 6pm and giving is easy. You can stop by and drop of a cash or canned food donation or call 875-3350 to make a donation over the phone. You can also give online through the United Way by clicking HERE. This year the food drive is asking for canned non-perishable food or monetary donations. Canned food allows the food drive to utilize off site storage and monetary donations weigh the most. The food banks use the money to purchase food from the Central Illinois Food Bank at a tremendous discount of 19 cents a pound. Remember that you can make your donation In the name of a school to help that school win cash prizes for the most food and money raised. The WSOY Community Food Drive is the primary source of food for the community’s pantries, raising over 11 million pounds in 17 years.
For more info on the WSOY Community Food Drive, CLICK HERE
October 2nd, 2019- Area schools are incentivizing students to participate in the WSOY community Food Drive with class competitions and more to see who can raise the most. Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Family, and Saint Pats have encouraged the kids to bring in donations in exchange for non-uniform days. And for the students and Faculty at Saint Teresa everything is being laid on the line in order for one class or even the staff to have a special “wear your sweatpants to school day” Student body president Cade Brown
Schools like Eisenhower are using this week’s homecoming to collect cans and earn chances to participate in dress up days. Warrensburg are also part taking in in class competitions to help raise money and or food donations for the drive. Warrensburg Senior Amanda Lynne Davis .
You can get involved too.
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.
- You can make a donation now ONLINE through the United Way:
- Make checks out to: WSOY Community Food Drive – Tax deductible donations and donations to be matched must be made to The United Way (Food Drive in Memo) . 201 W. Eldorado St.
- Kroger is selling pre-packaged bags for purchase and donation prior to the WSOY Community Food Drive. Just purchase a bag and leave it at Kroger in the donation bin!
During The WSOY Community Food Drive on October 4th:
- Donate On October 4th By phone: 875-3350 (First Christian Church) – Check pledge, Visa and MasterCard Welcome. Please let them know if your company offers matching.
- Donate on October 4th at Kroger on Rt. 36, Airport Plaza, Mt. Zion.
Find out more about the WSOY Community Food Drive HERE