Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Volunteers Help HSP on June’s Distribution Day

Produce to be distributed to families!
Today was June’s distribution day for Feed the Kids, and thus a very busy day for Humanitarian Service Project (HSP). HSP had many volunteers from Charter One, United Stationers and individual volunteers who came out to help with our distribution day.  We would like to thank the volunteers who came out to help us during our always busy distribution day. FTK distributed the 100 families in Feed the Kids their delivery of groceries for the month of June.  In the first three hours, 50 of those 100 families were given their monthly delivery. With a mix of our volunteers, our interns and our staff helping with distribution to the families, HSP’s warehouse was a very busy place. HSP’s driveway had a steady stream of cars to load up with the groceries all morning! The families receive 175 lbs of non-perishable, fresh produce and frozen meat.  Also, they receive a selection of 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, 3 boxes of non-perishables weighing 25 pounds each, 7 kinds of frozen meats, 3 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread.

United Stationers' volunteers help
load cars full of groceries
Every month during the summer, HSP runs the Feed the Kids program, a program that concentrates on hunger relief.  More specifically, the program delivers food to those who are enrolled in their school’s subsidized lunch program.  The subsidized lunch programs provide the children proper nutrition during the summer months where the school lunch program is discontinued because school is out.  To combat this absence of school lunches and the nutrition they provide for children, HSP gives the families in Feed the Kids a monthly delivery of fresh groceries that are very nutritious to children and adults alike. 
Despite the questionable weather, the distribution day went as smoothly as silk.  All of our volunteers were great and adapted to the on the fly changes which HSP’s staff had to make to the distribution to make sure that everybody got what they needed in a safe and quick manner. HSP would like to thank the volunteers from Charter One, United Stationers and the individual volunteers who came out on their day off to help out a great cause.  We are grateful for their time.  Our upcoming days for Feed the Kids distribution are July 10 and August 7. Volunteers are greatly needed, and any help that volunteers can provide is always greatly appreciated.  There are two shifts that volunteers can work: 9am-2pm or 1pm-6:30pm.
Volunteers from Charter One! 
 Any volunteer who can help with FTK will know they’re making a difference and having a positive effect in the lives of hundreds of local children! If you are interested in volunteering, do not hesitate to call HSP’s office at 630-221-8340 or email us

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