To help support one of our wonderful local charities, Justin Griesdorn, Owner of C.A.R.S. Automotive located in Coldwater is holding the annual Cash for Cans canned food drive to support C.A.L.L. Ministries Food Pantry in Celina, OH! This promotion, which was started by the late Randy Griesdorn, is meant to bring in nonperishable food items from the community that will then be matched monetarily by a handful of Mercer County businesses through donations. All of the canned and nonperishable food items and the donated money will go directly to C.A.L.L. Ministries Food Pantry.
C.A.L.L. Ministries is a non-profit organization that distributes food, clothing, personal care items, kitchen items and books to low income families in Mercer County based on their income level. C.A.L.L. receives no assistance from the government, which gives them the best opportunity to help those who are most in need, but that also means that they need even more support from the good people of our community. Approximately 950 families are served by the Food and Clothing every month.
A handful of local Mercer County businesses are setting up collection stations for cans and other nonperishable food items from Monday, November 10th to Friday, December 15th. On Wednesday, December 17th, every food item that is received will then be taken to Chief Super Markets in Coldwater to be scanned, and all of the businesses involved will then match the total dollar amount of the food in the form of a donation to C.A.L.L. Ministries. Therefore, not only will C.A.L.L. receive all of the food that is donated, they will also receive the actual cash value of all the food collected, making your canned food donation all the more valuable.
There are six different collection centers set up throughout Mercer County. To view the drop off location list please visit: www.cashforcans.org