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Southern Illinois Builders Association donates to pair of food pantries

In the photo at left, from left: Donna Richter, CEO of SIBA; Jim Young and Michael Soppe of Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville; and Wade Weitlauf, chairman of the SIBA LDC.

siba1In photo right, from left: Donna Richter, CEO of SIBA; Wade Weitlauf, chairman of the SIBA LDC; Patty Stube and Carla Clatanoff, O’Fallon Community Food Pantry.

sibatwoO’FALLON – The Southern Illinois Builders Association recently held its Annual Fall Industry Reception and Annual Meeting. In conjunction with this event, the Leadership Development Council held a food drive with all donations and proceeds to benefit the Belleville and O’Fallon area foods banks.

Each donation of one canned food item or $1.00 donation received an entry for a “Help for the Holidays” gift basket which included: a pair of St. Louis Blues Hockey tickets donated by TheBANK of Edwardsville; an overnight stay with breakfast for two at the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville donated by the Doubletree Hotel; and a Yeti tumbler, hot chocolate, coffee and a bottle of Baileys donated by Oates Associates in Collinsville.

Some 110 food items were donated along with $500 in donations split between the two food pantries.

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