Friday, August 17, 2012

HSP Gears up for Another Senior Delivery Day

Today is a very busy day at the Humanitarian Service Project as we are prepare for our monthly senior food delivery day! The 120 needy seniors in our Senior Citizen Project receive monthly boxes of food including ripe fruits, crisp vegetables, non-perishables, bread, paper products, and a special gift from their secret pal. Our produce items were purchased from Caputo’s and arrived this morning fresh for our seniors.

The group from UPS.
Today our volunteers are sorting out the produce as a team. We’re grateful to have so many volunteers helping us with food sorting and organizing. We want to send a special thank you to the volunteer group of 7 volunteers from UPS Supply Chain Solutions. We greatly appreciated all of your hard work! We would especially like to thank Mark Hirsh with UPS for being a stellar organizer and bringing us so many volunteers time and time again.

We also would like to thank Shaun Hurdelbrink and Greg Ross, two National Honors Society students at Willowbrook High School. Shaun and Greg have been coming in for much of the summer helping us with food sorting, and came in today to help us get everything squared away for tomorrow.
Greg (left) and Shaun(right) had to don some clothes you wouldn't normally see in August while working in our freezer.

Angie dropping off the cakes from Birthday Cakes 4 Free
We also want to acknowledge our beloved long time friends of HSP, Steve Stasiak and Mike Riech, helped us out today by picking up bread for the delivery boxes! In addition to the produce and bread, the seniors with birthdays this month are receiving a personalized birthday cake donated to us by the DuPage County chapter of Birthday Cakes4Free! Angie, the daughter of the Chapter founder Rose Garcia, dropped of the six beautifully decorated cakes from Whole Foods. We are overjoyed that Birthday Cakes4Free is providing a birthday cake for all 120 needy seniors in our project this year.

Thank you again to all of the volunteers who have equipped us to, once again, reach the 120 seniors in our project with the groceries they so desperately need.

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