Friday, April 6, 2012

Hop on the Volunteer Bandwagon and Hop Into Spring!

With the warmer spring weather upon us, many of you may be looking for some pleasant, meaningful activities to spend your time. Why not hop on the HSP spring bandwagon and volunteer with us next month? HSP has two special upcoming opportunities for volunteers to be a part of!

The first is our annual “Stamp Out Hunger” event, which is a mega food drive in which we partner with the U.S. Postal Service to feed the hungry in our communities. U.S. postal carriers collect food donations on their routes, and in turn, each post office donates the food to local service agencies (such as HSP) for distribution to the needy. This year, the “Stamp Out Hunger” event will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012. HSP seeks volunteers to pick up the food donations at the post office and then deliver them to HSP. We also seek additional volunteers in our warehouse to sort the food as it arrives from the post office.

The second opportunity is “Feed the Kids,” which is a highly successful program that HSP started back in 2004 to help families in DuPage and Kane Counties during the summer months to feed their kids nutritious meals. From May to August when the free or subsidized breakfast and lunch programs at their children’s schools are unavailable, many local families struggle feeding their children. HSP recognized this need in the community, and the “Feed the Kids” program was born. Over the years, the program has heavily impacted the lives of children in our community with fruits, vegetables, meats, and non-perishable items. At present, “Feed the Kids” serves 125 needy families. From May through August 2012, HSP specifically seeks help with food sorting in our warehouse and once a month (Wednesday) food distribution.

If you would like to volunteer for either (or both!) of these opportunities, please contact HSP at (630) 221-8340 or email us at Thank you for your generous donation of time!

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