Free Food Drive and Shred Event Saturday in St. Charles

With spring cleaning underway in many homes, Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) and State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) are inviting their constituents to safely dispose of old bank records, receipts, and other documents at a free shred event that will be held at The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps Joe K. Anderson Community Center on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Non-perishable foods will also be collected for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. The truck will be on-site until 11:00 or until it is full.

“I am very pleased to be offering these free events alongside Senator DeWitte,” Rep. Ugaste stated. “We hope residents take the opportunity to safely and securely dispose of their documents while also helping out their fellow residents in need by donating non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army’s food pantry.”

Participants are asked to follow traffic signs and remain in their vehicles. Shred truck staff will unload cars. Parking will be available for those who wish to see their documents fed into the shredder. While paper folders, staples and paper clips can be fed into the shredder, large binder clips, plastic file folders, and old floppy discs cannot. Additionally, no electronics will be accepted for recycling or disposal. 

“As people are gathering their sensitive documents for free, safe and secure destruction, I hope they will look through their kitchen pantry and grab a few nonperishable items to donate,” said DeWitte. “It’s a pleasure to offer this free service for the shared constituencies we serve and to help replenish supplies at the Salvation Army’s food pantry.”