A local non-profit group is stepping in to help members of the military at Scott Air Force Base who can't go to the commissary during the federal government shutdown.  The Hope for Heroes program of the Xi Chi chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is collecting canned goods, dry goods, paper products and baby items.  

They'll be offered to young members of the military who usually rely on the 30-percent savings they get at the commissary.  There are a dozen drop-off sites in O'Fallon and Belleville.

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