Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HSP gears up to help ease hunger this Christmas


Christmas 2008 088 Winter break should be a happy time for children full of building snowmen, playing with new Christmas gifts, and the ability to enjoy a well deserved break from school.

Unfortunately not all children are able to innocently enjoy this time of year because they are faced with hunger due to not receiving the federally subsided lunches that they receive when school is in session. A recent article published in the Huffington Post titled “Looking forward to the weekend? Some children are not.” The article dives further into this issue explaining that “more than 19 million children rely on federally subsidized school lunches. For some children, it’s the only regular meal they can count on eating. Because those lunches aren’t served over the weekend or during school vacations, many children are left with nothing to eat.”

With children out of school for a few weeks every Christmastime many area parents living in poverty struggle to provide enough food for their growing families when school is out. HSP strives to ease this struggle by providing 3 weeks worth of groceries to area families that we serve through our Christmas Offering.

If you are interested in sponsoring a family in our program the cost is $60 for one family, $120 for two families, and $160 for 3 families. This $60 per family sponsorship helps us create a special holiday for those in need.

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