Toys 4 Food Drive in Carbondale on Sept. 19 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Toys 4 Food Drive in Carbondale on Sept. 19

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Exchanging food for toys sound good to you?  Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale (BGCC) is celebrating National Day for Kids by helping those who are hungry.  

On Saturday, September 19, BGCC will host its first "Toys 4 Food Drive" to collect non-perishable food items for the Good Samaritan House Food Pantry.

Community members are invited to take their food donations between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to the Bowen Gym entrance of the old Carbondale High School at 880 W. High Street.

The food, especially those from a "top ten" list, will qualify donors to pick from hundreds of new toys, stuffed animals, and children's books using a voucher system based on the number of items they donate.  The "top ten" list includes: green beans, canned beans, mixed vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, Rice-A- Roni, Hamburger Helper, macaroni and cheese, one pound bags of rice, and one pound bags of beans.  

Food donors may choose to donate their toys, books, or stuffed animals to "Toys 4 Tots", who will be on hand to collect those gifts for the holiday season.

For more information contact Randy Osborn at 618-4457-8877, extension 21 or email rosborn@bgc-cdale.org.  Information is also available on the BGCC's website: www.bgc-cdale.org.

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