Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Student Life Volunteers bring Positivity to HSP!

The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) was blessed to have volunteers, who are attending the Student Life Camp, at Wheaton College, come to our center today.  They will be volunteering at our warehouse 3 days this week as apart of their Student Life Camp curriculum. Today’s activities involved the volunteers helping us set up for our August Feed the Kids (FTK) distribution day.

The volunteers are a part of the 7th -12th grade youth group from Green Valley Baptist Church, located in Saint Joseph Missouri. There were 9 volunteers total (3 adults and 6 students). These volunteers are attending the Student Life Camp to help enrich the lives of those in need through service. According, Laurie Huffman, one of the leaders of the youth group, the Student Life Camp and today’s service is all apart of their “Random Acts of Kindness Campaign” where they do acts of service.

The group graciously gave 4 hours of their day assisting us in our warehouse. In the morning, the volunteers set up tables and 100 boxes for our FTK families and then after a quick lunch break they helped fill the box with 25lbs each of nonperishables. FTK supplies 100 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.

We want to thank today’s volunteers for their tremendous help in helping us prepare for our Feed the Kids distribution day. Their hard work and positive attitudes really brightened HSP’s day! We look forward to hosting them this week! If you or your group is interested in volunteering with HSP please give us a call at (630)221-8340 or email us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org

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