MORRIS – For the fourth year in a row, residents and employees at The Pointe of Morris led a food drive for We Care of Grundy County.
This year, the assisted living facility donated eight boxes of food, but also paper products, such as toilet paper and paper towels, and boxes of diapers and laundry detergent as well.
We Care Executive Director Eric Fisher said We Care helps support between 100 and 160 families a month with its food pantry. Items such as paper products and diapers are also helpful, he said, because they are needed but aren’t donated as often.
“The detergent is a really big deal,” Fisher said.
The Pointe donated cash to the drive and then went out and purchased items We Care said it needed specifically, regional marketing director Peg Spear said.
The Pointe advertises the drive and seeks and accepts donations from the public.
One of the residents of The Pointe is Shirley Kiss, the founder of We Care of Grundy County. She said she devoted more than 30 years of her life to the organization.
Kiss also said that although the
holidays are big for the organization, preparing for the demand happens earlier.
“October is Christmas for We Care,” she said.