CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Over 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food items and $457 in cash donations were raised during a two-day food drive event on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 5.
Chiropractic and wellness center, Allied Physicians and Rehab, held the event at Schnucks, along with a month-long, in-office effort to benefit the Good Samaritan Ministries Food Pantry.
“Food drives like the one provided by Allied Physicians & Rehab are what’s keeping us going at this point,” said Mike Heath, executive director of Good Sam. “We have had 25-30% of our budget cut, but numbers of those we assist continue to rise, so we are very grateful of Allied for doing this community a real service."
Heath estimated the total collections would last the pantry roughly a week, based off of October figures that the pantry fed 1,475 people.