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How Can I Help?

There are a number of ways to help:


Monetary Donations

Monetary Donations are always needed for purchasing food at a discounted rate and a good idea if you want to do something other than providing the items on our needs list. These donations are great during the summer vacations when school is out and distribution is paused. This allows Gum Drops to get ready for the upcoming school year in any ways they need to that may have a cost or to purchase the food that are at a low.


Checks should be payable to Gum Drops, NFP, P.O. Box 228, Carterville IL 62918 or click

to donate online.


Food Donations

Food Donations are always in need. They can be dropped off at 1005 Briarwood, Carterville Illinois. If you can not make the drop 100_0069off please call the office at 618.985.9567, Ron at 618.319.3829, Amy at 618.319.3828 or email us and they can arrange a pick up.



Volunteer your time to assemble the packages of food and other miscellaneous jobs at the facility. Make sure to contact Gum Drops to be scheduled in for dates to volunteer.


Sponsor a Child

Sponsoring 1 (or more) child means you can pay for their full school year of meals from Gum Drops in one installment. Call us for details.


Shop and Donate

Shop at  AmazonSmile and Good Search, and you can donate while you shop.