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Posted on: May 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Department Hosts Food Drive for Local Pantries

Public Works Food Drive


CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale’s Public Works Department is joining dozens of Public Works Departments from across Illinois to collect food and household goods to support local food banks during National Public Works Week, May 16 - 22. 

All donations will support the Victory Dream Center and Good Samaritan Ministries Food Pantry at University Baptist Church. 

This week, donation bins are set up at the following locations: 

  • Kroger, 501 N. Giant City Road 
  • Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, 1815 W. Main Street

Each day this week there will be a Public Works truck parked on the east side of City Hall. To donate at this location, please place items in the bed of the City's truck. 

Suggested donations include pasta, canned meats, canned fruit, cereal, cooking oil, canned vegetables, cleaning products, diapers, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues. 

For more information contact Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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