Monday, April 9, 2012

Put on Your Sorting Hats: Be a Food Sorter for the Needy

With 90 pounds of groceries going to the 120 needy seniors in our Senior Citizen Project every month, and our summer Feed the Kids program fast approaching, there is a lot of food that goes out of HSP. Many may wonder how all of this food manages to get sorted and into the hands of those who need it. Readers who are familiar with the popular Harry Potter series of books may be picturing a sorting hat; a hat which can sort people simply by being placed on their heads. Of course, HSP is committed to helping those dealing with the real world problem of hunger, so a fantasy solution like a sorting hat is a no go for us. Luckily, HSP has been blessed with so many wonderful volunteers who have put on their sorting hats, metaphorically of course, to help HSP reach needy seniors and families by sorting food.

We are so fond of these individuals, and the fantastic service they do for the sake of the needy people we serve, we are always looking for more, eager helpers to keep them company. If you think sorting food for the needy is a service you’d be interested in doing, consider joining our Monday Morning Food Sorting Crew. The group meets at our center in Carol Stream from 9:30 until about Noon on Monday mornings to sort food in our warehouse. Another potential time to volunteer is on Wednesday mornings. We have a small, dedicated group of volunteers who have been volunteering a few hours on Wednesday mornings for years now, and we know they would love a few new, smiling faces to join in. If volunteering regularly is not something that fits in to your schedule, we will have additional need for food sorters in the upcoming months as our Feed the Kids program gets going. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please call us at 630-221-8340.

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