Monday, October 3, 2011

The Drive to Provide

Humanitarian Service Project is excited to announce that a very large food drive has come in sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carol Stream. The food drive was a community-wide drive, in which hundreds of people participated. The drive was conducted this Saturday, and it benefitted two other local charities (Interfaith Food Pantry and Feeding Northwest Dupage) as well as HSP. Luanne Triolo Newman of the Rotary Club, who was responsible for organizing the event, said everything collected fully covered 12 “double cafeteria tables both on top and underneath.” We at HSP unloaded the two vans crammed full of non-perishable food items, paper products, and some personal care items earlier this morning, and we were delighted with how much the food drive provided to us. Our rough estimate is that HSP received somewhere between 3500-4000 pounds of items through the drive.

All of the items received through the drive will be used by HSP to provide for the needy seniors in our Senior Citizen Program. Every month, the seniors in our program receive 90 pounds of groceries through our program. On top of non-perishables, paper products and personal care items provided through this drive, they also receive fresh fruits and vegetables, several kinds of meats, and bread. We would like to thank everyone involved in the food drive, and all the other supporters of our Senior Citizen project. Without all of your generous help, we at HSP would not be able to reach out to those who are in need. If you want to learn more about our Senior Citizen Project, you can do so by following this link:

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