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Kiwanis Club Collects 'Cans for Kids'

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Released 25 March 2013


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Club's 'Cans for Kids' Food Drive  


Donations will help feed children and others who rely on The Salvation Army's feeding programs 

Springfield MO (March 26, 2013) Members with Springfield's Downtown Kiwanis Club will collect nonperishable food items for those in need during the ‘Cans for Kids' food drive on Saturday March 30th.
     The food will be distributed by The Salvation Army to local children, families and others who use the organization's food pantries & feeding programs.  The annual food drive also comes at a critical time during the year when donations are typically low, but demand is high.
     Last year, The Salvation Army served more than 100,000 meals to those who were hungry or could not feed themselves and assisted more than 5,500 local households through its Emergency Food Pantry.
     On Saturday March 30th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Kiwanis and Key Club members will collect nonperishable food items outside Dillon's located at 2842 E. Sunshine. Organizers hope that during this event residents may think of those in the community who struggle with food insecurity and make a donation.
     "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 & The Salvation Army

What:    Kiwanis Club's ‘Cans for Kids' Food Drive

When:   Saturday March 30th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m

Where:  Dillons - 2843 E. Sunshine Springfield MO

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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