State Representative Kevin Schmidt Launches Canned Food Drive

New Athens, IL…State Representative Kevin Schmidt is excited to announce the kickoff of his canned food drive, running from December 4th to December 15th. All members of the community are encouraged to participate by contributing canned food goods, as every donation makes a significant impact in supporting those in need.

Representative Schmidt has partnered with CESNA-Church Emergency Services of New Athens to ensure that the collected canned goods will be distributed to those facing food insecurity in the local community. CESNA has a long-standing commitment to providing emergency services, including food assistance, to individuals and families experiencing difficult times.

Donations of all canned food items are welcome and greatly appreciated. From vegetables and fruits to soups and proteins, every contribution helps make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate during the holiday season.

The following drop-off locations are scattered throughout New Athens:

St. John’s Church of Christ, 301 St. Market St.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 900 Belsha St.

New Athens Fire Department, 909 Spotsylvania

New Athens Village Hall, 905 Spotsylvania

St. Agatha’s Catholic Church, 549 Mill St.

Bullpen Bar & Grill 101, N. Van Buren St.

Representative Schmidt expresses his gratitude to the community for their continued support and generosity. “The holiday season is a time for giving, and by coming together as a community, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of our neighbors in need,” said Rep. Schmidt.

For additional information, please contact: 618-215-1050.