Friday, April 12, 2013

A Divine Donation from Divine Savior

Yesterday, Humanitarian Service Project received a very generous food drive from our longtime friends at Divine Savior Parish in Downers Grove. Divine Savior runs food drives every few months to benefit the needy senior citizens and families served by our programs. Rich Patera, a member of the Parish and regular HSP volunteer, picked up the drive and delivered it to HSP’s Center. Rich explained his amazement yesterday, when he arrived at Divine Savior with his four-door sedan and realized that there was no way he could fit all of the collected food in there. He returned to the church with an SUV, and, still, the food barely fit. We wish to thank everyone at Divine Savior who participated in the drive, and wish to specifically thank Rich for delivering it to our Center.

            Divine Savior’s generous drive came at a particularly great time. As we begin to prepare for our Feed the Kids program, we are participating in the “Feinstein Challenge.” This is an annual event run by the Feinstein Foundation, in which they split $1,000,000 between charities throughout the country dedicated to combating hunger. The portion of this money that HSP receives for the sake of the impoverished seniors, children, and families we serve, is directly related to the amount of food we receive by April 30th. Again, we wish to thank Divine Savior Parish for supporting us with this phenomenal food drive.

If you too would like to help HSP in the Feinstein Challenge, just drop of non-perishable food or monetary donations to HSP’s office by the end of the month! 

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