Monday, June 20, 2011

Helping out HSP

This morning HSP had a group of volunteers stop by to lend a hand with getting ready for our July pick-up day of the Feed The Kids Project. A group of 11 volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton came by to help us make up the boxes for our July 6th pick-up day.

The group was able to help us get part of the non-perishables that we give to the families into boxes. The Feed the Kids Project fills the nutrition gap for low- income children when school is out for the summer. These children, who receive the majority of their daily nutrients from federally subsidized meals at school through the School Breakfast Program and National Lunch Program, experience a drastic reduction in nutrition during the summer months and often go hungry.

HSP provides these families with a total of 750 pounds of food in June, July, and August, including nutritious, vitamin-rich foods - 9 varieties of fresh vegetables, 9 selections of fresh fruits, 7 selections of frozen meats, at least four 25-pound boxes of non-perishables, and child-friendly healthy snacks.

We are thankful to have such a hard-working group of volunteers help us out with the Feed The Kids Project today!

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