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Kiwanis Club Collects 'Cans for Kids'

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Released 3 April 2012


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Audrey Esther

Community Relations Director

The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination

Office: (417) 862-5509 ext. 116

Cell: (417) 763-1357


 Cans for 
Kids food drive


 Nonperishable food donations are much needed!

Springfield, MO (April 2, 2012) On Saturday the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield will host the 5th annual ‘Cans for Kids' food drive.

    The food drive helps re-stock The Salvation Army's emergency food pantry during a time when donations are typically low but demand is high. Last year, more than 3,600 households needed The Salvation Army's emergency food pantry, which is an increase of approximately 650 more households than the year before.

         On April 7th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Kiwanis and Key Club members will collect nonperishable food items outside Hy-Vee located at 1720 W. Battlefield Rd.

   "On this day while customers are shopping for items to prepare their Easter dinner they are encouraged to purchase and donate a few extra items 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 & The Salvation Army

         What:    5th Annual ‘Cans for Kids' food drive 

         When:   Saturday April 7th 2012 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

         Where:  Hy-Vee - 1720 W. Battlefield Rd.


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


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