Monday, April 15, 2013

Community Food Drive Brings in 4064 lbs. of Groceries!

This past Saturday, April 13th, was a busy day around Carol Stream, as it was the day of the community-wide food drive. This event, coordinated by the Rotary Club of Carol Stream, benefited the food pantries of the area, and HSP. Many service clubs, organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, and individuals participated in the drive making it a resounding success. As one of the recipients of the drive, HSP received a whopping 4064 lbs. of non-perishable food, and other items! These groceries will be distributed directly to needy senior citizens served by our programs. HSP would like to thank the Rotary Club of Carol Stream, and everyone who participated in the event. We also would like to issue a huge thank you to the Western DuPage Special Recreational Association (WDSRA) for storing the donated groceries in their bus, and delivering them to HSP’s Center this morning.

When it arrived, the WDSRA’s bus was absolutely crammed full of non-perishable foods, like soups, peanut butter, cereals, canned vegetables, and more. The donations also included plenty of paper products, and other non-food it

ems that are greatly needed the seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. With HSP delivering over 6 tons of groceries to needy seniors every month, food drives like this are the lifeblood of our efforts to serve the needy in our communities. Again we wish to recognize everyone who participated in this outstanding drive, and specifically longtime friend of HSP Luanne Triolo Newman, for spearheading the event.

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