Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday Food Drives

This past Friday we received two outstanding donations from Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the Subaru of America’s Central Office. Each group held food drives that benefited local seniors and children aided by our Feed the Kids and Senior Citizen Project.
            Last week, the second and third graders from Benjamin Franklin Elementary, in Glen Ellyn, held an “arcade” event at a school fair. In order to participate, arcade goers were required to bring non-perishable food items. In total, the kids gathered 20 boxes of food, which HSP will be able to distribute to the needy senior and families we serve. Earlier in the month, our administrative assistant, Bridget and intern, Sara had the opportunity to speak to these students about the impact of their work. The kids were very excited to bring in as many boxes of food as possible and we are truly grateful for their hard work!
            Also last week, we received a wonderful donation from Subaru of America’s Central Region office in Itasca. They hosted an office food drive focused on collecting pasta, tuna, and pasta sauce, all of which are in high demand here at HSP. They collected seven boxes and six bags of these food items and showed enthusiasm and dedication to the cause.
            Both of these drives will help HSP in the Feinstein Challenge to end local hunger. With still a month to go in the challenge, make sure you consider doubling your impact in the community by starting a food drive!  For more information check out HSP’s website: or, to learn more about the Feinstein Challenge, go to:

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