Soup from Santa




Radio Station, KROS 1340 AM & 105.9 FM, Clinton, is once again spearheading a campaign to help area food banks. “Soup from Santa” will be held December 1st through December 12th and is designed to help stock area food banks with soup. Soup is one of the pantries most requested items and a favorite among children. There is nothing like a hearty bowl of soup. Soup has a long shelf life, is easy to prepare, good for kids and adults and really hits the spot on a cold winter day. A nice hot bowl of soup is not only comforting, but also incredibly healthy.

“KROS is always looking for ways we can help in the community. The past couple of years we collected peanut butter and cereal and had great success doing that,” says KROS staff member, Greg Naftzger. “This year we decided to change things up a bit because the local food pantries have said that soup is one of their most requested items. For many children the only meals they eat all day are the ones they get at school. A can of soup may not be much to some people, but for these kids it can help them get the nourishment they need at supper time or on the weekends.”

Donations of soup through “Soup from Santa” will go to Fulton, Thomson and Albany food banks in Illinois and the Clinton and Camanche pantries in Iowa. “Soup from Santa” is a program that anyone can participate in and any kind of soup will be accepted. Just pick up an extra can, box or package of soup the next time you’re getting groceries and drop it off at one of our sponsors from December 1st through December 12th.

The list of drop off locations include: The Albany Village Hall & the Albany Mississippi Café in Albany. Lockhart & Law Ins., Bittersweet Salon/D & M Embroidery, Fulton Journal Office, Windmill Realty, the Robert Fulton Community Center, Johnnie’s Tap and Mor-Huiz Promotions/ River Huis Traders Antiques in Fulton. 1st Gateway Credit Union in Clinton-Fulton-Camanche Offices, KROS Radio Station, Don’s Jewelry, Banner Home Furnishings, Deanna’s Java Station and Brown Shoe Fit in Clinton the Savanna-Thomson State Bank in Thomson and in Camanche at Imperial Lanes, Camanche Physical Therapy & Luigi’s Woodfire Pizzaria.