Monday, November 25, 2013

Food Drives Fight Hunger this Christmas Season

Divine Savior Food Drive
In the past couple of weeks, HSP has been blessed to receive many generous food drives to help serve the needy seniors and families in our programs. Much of the donated food will go to the families served by our Christmas Offering. All the children in the Christmas Offering receive Christmas gifts, and 150 of the neediest families receive 3-4 weeks’ worth of groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, meat and non-perishable items, to help them get through the Christmas season. Some of the donated food will also be given to the needy seniors in the Senior Citizen Project. The impoverished seniors enrolled in this program receive monthly deliveries of groceries, paper products, and gifts. HSP would like to thank everyone who donated much needed food to feed the kids and seniors we serve.
Downers Grove North Direct Action Club

 HSP would like to recognize a few for their outstanding contributions. The Willowbrook High School Key Club and Jackson Middle School Builder’s Club filled up one of our cargo vans with the food they collected. Divine Savior Parish’s Religious Ed Department collected over 50 bags of non-perishables. A new friend of HSP, Panalpina in Elk Grove Village, donated a full van of food. Last, but not least, the Downer’s Grove North High School’s Direct Action Club organized an extremely successful food drive and brought in over 1500 items! Many more organizations and individuals have generously contributed, and HSP is so grateful for all the selfless giving that helps us fight hunger through the Senior Citizen Project and Christmas Offering.

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