Rep. Jacobs Announces Holiday Canned Food Drive

POMONA – 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) announced his office is now sponsoring a holiday season canned food drive to benefit food pantries throughout Southern Illinois. Jacobs says in these tough economic times and to keep people working, community support is more important than ever.

“We have a many wonderful organizations in our community that work hard to provide for those less fortunate during the holiday season,” Jacobs said. “My office will be collecting canned food items throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas to assist the food pantries throughout Southern Illinois with their efforts in feeding hungry folks throughout the holiday season and beyond. This is just one small effort, but together we can make a major difference for children and working families!”

Jacobs says canned food items may be dropped off by appointment through Friday, December 16th at his Carbondale office located at 206 W. College, Suite 122 in Carbondale. Those wishing to donate should contact Rep. Jacobs’ office at (618) 534-9880 or email to set up a time to drop off items.