Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Long Time Volunteer Shares Importance of HSP

Volunteer Lisa Swan has helped and supported HSP for many years. Lisa shared with HSP an article from this month's Parents Magazine called Hungry House.

The article is about childhood hunger and it details how it is a growing trend. According to the article, impoverished families tend to buy more junk food because it’s cheaper. “Junk food can cost an average of $3.32 per 1,000 calories compared with a whopping $27.20 per 1,000 calories for nutritious foods.”

Hunger House shares some truly alarming statistics on how childhood hunger is becoming a bigger problem every year. According to the article “more than 50 million Americans worry about having enough to eat, a number that has climbed nearly 40 percent since the start of the recession in 2007.”

These figures are invaluable to HSP. It lets our patrons and volunteers know how important the Feed the Kids Project and Children’s Birthday Project are. Parent’s Magazine’s article stated that “once a child becomes malnourished, she needs 50 percent more quality nutrition than a typical child does to regain her health.” Both Feed the Kids and Children’s Birthday Project help make such a difference in the lives of needy families.

Lisa also provided a great quote about her involvement in the Children’s Birthday Project that is on our new display board and can be seen in the picture.

Thank you Lisa for all that you do!!

To read the full article:

If you have come across an article of interest please let us know at:

Humanitarian Service Project

465 Randy Rd

Carol Stream, IL 60188

Tel #:(630)221-8340


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