Our friends at Congregation Etz Chaim in
Lombard hosted a
“Mac n Cheese” drive to benefit the needy families we will serve this summer
through our Feed the Kids (FTK) program. The FTK program assists 100 families during
the months of June, July and August with 150-175 pounds of nutritious
groceries. The program is entering its 11th year and fills the need
when free or subsidized lunches are unavailable over the summer due to schools
This annual drive that Etz Chaim holds coincides with Purim (which was this past Saturday). Purim is a Jewish holiday in which they give food to the poor as their first order of their holiday.
We would like to thank Etz Chaim for generously donating in our mission to end hunger alongside
for the last decade. Throughout the years, they have held many successful food
drives for Humanitarian Service Project. One of our volunteers, Jeff Marker,
picked up all the Mac n Cheese yesterday to bring it back to the center. In
total, nine very large bags which included hundreds of boxes of food.