Friday, March 28, 2014

Feed the Kids

Although it feels like winter has just finished, HSP is beginning to prepare for one of its major projects, Feed the Kids. Feed the Kids, or FTK, is a summer project run by HSP to help feed impoverished families in the months of June, July, and August when school is out of session and children do not receive subsidized meals. As a response, FTK was started as a way to help combat hunger that children face in the summertime.

Each month in the summer, FTK provides families with at least 3 boxes of non-perishables weighing 25 pounds, 15 fresh fruits and vegetables, at least 3 loaves of fresh bread, and 7 frozen meats. These groceries help to provide children with meals when they have no other option and give children a way to get essential nutrients to stay strong and healthy. Last summer, HSP served 100 different families with 375 children and HSP plans to continue its faithful service this summer.

            For those interested, there are many things that can be done to help with the FTK project, ranging from volunteering time to help sort and bag groceries to conducting food drives and donating to our food pantry. If you or someone you know may be interested in impacting the needy in the DuPage and Kane counties through volunteer service or aid, please feel free to contact HSP by phone at (630)221-8340 or by email at

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