Tuesday, April 23, 2013

34 Boxes and 5 Bags of Much Needed Food from Downers Grove North!

Today, Humanitarian Service Project received a fantastic food drive from the students at Downers Grove North High School! The drive was a school-wide event sponsored by the school’s Direct Action Club. The Direct Action Club was motivated to run the drive after hearing of our Feed the Kids program, which provides nutrition during the summer months to needy children who have no access to healthy food when school is not in session. This wonderful drive is just the latest in a long list of generous support from Downers Grove North and the Direct Action Club, led by their advisor Karen Brown, who have been longtime friends of HSP. They annually support a number of the needy children and senior citizens through our Christmas Offering each December.

The food collected by Downers Grove North was dropped off by Karen Brown and Lisa Mangelsdorf, teachers at the school, with several students. It sure was great to have students to help unload the collected food from the bus, because the school managed to collect an incredible amount of food for the needy. The students and faculty of Downers Grove North filled a whopping 34 boxes and 5 bags full of non-perishable food through the drive. We wish to thank the Direct Action Club, and everyone else who participated in the drive.

Every month HSP distributes over 6 tons of groceries to needy seniors. In addition to this, almost 9 tons are distributed every month in June, July, and August, to the needy families served by our Feed the Kids program. It is food drives, like this wonderful one from Downers Grove North, that allows HSP to continue to provide these life changing services to those in need. If you too would like to help out, you can learn more at our website: http://humanitarianservice.org/getinvolved/FoodItemNeeded.pdf

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