Merchants Bank in St. Charles is kicking off its 29th annual “10 Days of Giving” Food Drive, December 1-10 with a $400 donation to the Hometown Resource Center in St. Charles.
“There are many people among us who for whatever reason need our help,” said Merchants Bank’s Sandra Pasche, who is coordinating this year’s drive. “We ask those of us who have the means to consider giving so all of our holidays are better.”
The Hometown Resource Center provides assistance to those in need in the St. Charles area. Students in the St. Charles area will be asked to provide donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Additionally, individuals and businesses in the St. Charles area are being encouraged to make donations. Donations can be placed in barrels Dec. 1-10 (barrels will be picked up Monday, December 11) at these locations:
- Early Childhood Family Education
- Merchants Bank
- Charles Elementary School
- Charles High School
- Matthew Community Preschool
- Charles Day Care
Cash donations are preferred because they allow the Hometown Resource Center to buy the products it needs the most. Monetary donations can be brought or mailed to Merchants Bank in St. Charles, 1130 Whitewater Avenue.