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KIWANIS CLUB COLLECTS 'CANS FOR KIDS'
Donations will help feed local children & families in need!
Springfield, MO (March 12, 2014) Members with the Downtown Kiwanis Club will come together to collect cans for kids during the annual ‘Cans for Kids' food drive on Saturday April 19th.
The food drive helps supply The Salvation Army's food pantries & feeding programs during a time when donations are typically low, but demand is high.
Last year, The Salvation Army served more than 100,000 meals to those in need and assisted more than 5,500 local households through its Emergency Food Pantry.
On April 19th from 9 am until 4 pm Kiwanis and Key Club members will collect nonperishable food items outside Dillon's located at 2842 E. Sunshine.
"On this day while customers are shopping for items to prepare their Easter dinner they are encouraged to grab a few extra items and donate them for those in our community who are less fortunate," Ramona George, Kiwanis Club's ‘Cans for Kids' committee chairperson said.
Nonperishable food items that are most needed include breakfast cereal, canned meats, pasta & pasta sauces, peanut butter, baby food, canned vegetables, rice, fruit juice and boxed dinners.
Who: Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield
What: 7th annual ‘Cans for Kids' Food Drive
When: Saturday April 19th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
2843 E. Sunshine
About The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield
The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield, celebrating 90 years in the Springfield area, is dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.