Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How to Help: Host a Food Drive!

By Karleen Hubbard
HSP Intern

'Tis the Season! Christmas may not be on many of your minds yet, especially with us being in the last few hours of summer. But here at HSP, we are already gearing up to provide a holly-jolly holiday for 150 local needy families.

Our most crucial need during this time is food, which we will send to the families along with toys and other gifts. Each of the 150 families will receive three weeks worth of fresh produce, meats, breads, and non-perishables to carry them through this holiday season.

This is where you all come in. Because we need so much food, food drives are crucial to the Christmas Project. Without the generous donations we receive each year, we would be forced to shoulder this large expense ourselves. By gathering a group of coworkers, a youth group, churches, rotary clubs, neighbors, school students, and so on (the possibilities are endless!) you can help us meet this need by hosting a food drive for us.

The collection of the food is up to you, you may gather extraneous non-perishable food items or choose one item from our list to attempt to fulfill. For example, this year we will need 300 Jars of peanut butter, 1500 soups, and 600 cans of corn.

If you're interested, give us a call at 630-221-8340 for more information, to arrange the timeline of your food drive, and for the list of food items we need!

Thanks in advance and happy collecting!

Karleen & the HSP Staff

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