Shelia Albright, Veterans Chairman of the Michael Hillegas Chapter NSDAR, collected over 230 food and other items for distribution at the VA Food Pantry which is located at the Marion VA Hospital. These will be distributed at that facility to veterans throughout Southern Illinois.
Some of the items collected included spam, vienna sausage, coffee, green beans, pork’n beans, macaroni and cheese, soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, popcorn, corn, peas, beef barley soup spam crackers, beef stew, nature valley bars, canned fruit, etc.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Norris City Library is closed temporarily, but items will continue to be collected at Crouch’s Accounting Service, 217 Willis St. in Norris City.
DAR thanks Crouches and the library for collecting items for this project, as well as all who contributed items.
The project has been extended due to the virus outbreak to allow those who have been confined to their homes and for organizations and churches that are still collecting for the project.