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.