Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2 Volunteer Groups Help HSP Prepare for FTK Distribution Day

This week is an exciting week for the Humanitarian Service Project because tomorrow is our second Feed the Kids (FTK) distribution. FTK supplies 100 impoverished families (approximately 375 children) with 175 lbs. of nutritious groceries during each of the summer months of June, July, and August. During the summer, many of the families lack access to nutritious food because they can no longer rely on the subsidized lunches they received during the school year. FTK helps to supply the families with groceries once a month in order to fill that void. Each month, all the families 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, and 3 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread.

HSP relies on the help of many volunteers in order to prepare for our distribution days. Today, HSP was honored to have two wonderful groups of volunteers to help prepare for our distribution day tomorrow.

The first volunteer group joined us from the Kohl’s located in Wheaton. They sent 5 wonderful associates that assisted us at our center with sorting fresh produce and weighing onions/potatoes for our families in FTK. The Volunteer group from Kohl’s in Wheaton frequently volunteers their time as part of the company’s nationwide “Kohl’s Cares” initiative. Through this program Kohl’s encourages their employees to positively impact their local communities by volunteering at nonprofit organizations, such as HSP, who are devoted to serving needy children. These volunteers did a great job today and really helped us prepare for tomorrows big day.

The second volunteer group joined us from United Stationers in Carol Stream. They provided 4 volunteers to also help us prepare for tomorrows FTK distribution day by sorting fresh produce and bread for the families. Everyone at United Stationers have been longtime friends of HSP and very avid volunteers. They are always a tremendous help to us and we want to thank them for all of their hard work.

HSP would like to again thank the two groups of volunteers that came into our center today to help us prepare for tomorrows FTK distribution day. They did a remarkable job. If you or your group is interesting in helping HSP give us a call at (630)221-8340 to find out more information. 

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