November 9, 2010 – The Alton Caring Corps, a group of volunteers created following Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Greg Mortenson’s visit to the Alton Area in 2009, is sponsoring a canned food drive. Donations will be accepted at Alton City Hall (101 E 3rd Street), the Donald E. Sandidge Law Enforcement Center (1700 E Broadway), Fire Station #1 (333 E 20th Street), Fire Station # 2 (3212 College Avenue), and Schwegel’s (901 Alby). Please place the donations in the Alton Caring Corps boxes by Wednesday, November 17th.
The canned goods collected will be constructed into a Castle of Cans and displayed at the Christmas Tree Lighting in Lincoln-Douglas Square on November 19th. All items collected will be donated to local charities and food pantries.