Peoria residents are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items for month long food drive from Oct. 26 â€“ Nov. 30
Online PR News – 01-November-2013 – Peoria, Ill. – October 31, 2013 â€” PODSÂ® 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 â€“ Nov. 30. All collected items will be donated to the Peoria Friendship Houseâ€™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. â€“ 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 PODSÂ® 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.
â€śI believe the keys to PODSâ€™ 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,â€ť say PODS Peoria managing partner, Richard Gunther.
ABOUT PODSÂ® 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, PODSÂ® 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 PODSÂ® 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 Peoriaâ€™s near north side and East Bluff area for the past 60 years providing food, meals, clothing, childrenâ€™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.
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