PODS OF PEORIA TEAMS UP WITH STUFF A BUS FOOD DRIVE, PEORIA FRIENDSHIP HOUSE OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE
11/01/2013

Peoria residents are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items for month long food drive from Oct. 26 – Nov. 30

Online PR News – 01-November-2013 – Peoria, Ill. – October 31, 2013 — PODS® Peoria, a moving and storage company, has teamed up with Kroger and CityLink for a month long food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service from Oct. 26 – Nov. 30. All collected items will be donated to the Peoria Friendship House’s non-profit organization that provides various emergency services, including free meals to its food pantry, soup kitchen and homeless prevention.
A kick-off event will be at the Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Kroger store located at 9219 N. Lindbergh Dr. in North Peoria. Peoria and East Peoria Kroger stores will serve as food donation drop-off points throughout the food drive campaign. A PODS® container will serve as the main collection point to store donations at the CityLink Administration Offices at 2105 NE Jefferson Avenue. After the drive, a CityLink bus will be weighed with the food and will transport all food contributions to the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service in Peoria.
“I believe the keys to PODS’ success are: hard work, a great team, outstanding customer service and giving back to the community through donated services. These are the seeds that will grow our business well into the future,” say PODS Peoria managing partner, Richard Gunther.

ABOUT PODS® Peoria
PODS Peoria is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and business in the Peoria region of Illinois.

Founded in 1998, PODS® currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service. For more information, go to http://www.pods.com/peoria_storage.aspx

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP HOUSE

Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service, 800 NE Madison, has been serving those in need on Peoria’s near north side and East Bluff area for the past 60 years providing food, meals, clothing, children’s programs, Hispanic outreach, and community support. It is the home of Dress for Success Peoria and RSVP of Peoria and Tazewell counties. For further information on Friendship House programs call 309-671-5200 or visit our website at www.peoriafriendshiphouse.org. Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service is proud to be a Heart of Illinois United Way Community Partner.

Media Contacts
Consortium Media Services
805-654-1564

Denise Bean-White, ext. 111
dbw@consortium-media.com
Brooke LĂĽbel ext. 117
support@consortium-media.com