Thursday, May 29, 2014

First-Time Volunteers Work Wonders

Contents of a typical "Feed the Kids" box.

Volunteerism is a big part of the day-to-day here at HSP. This is something a group of 16 students and their teachers from the Islamic Foundation School of Villa Park learned when they came to the facility earlier today. During their visit, these volunteers dedicated two and a half hours of their time to creating and packaging 100 boxes of non-perishable food for our Feed the Kids program. They also spent some time sorting food donated through Stamp Out Hunger on May 10.
A first-time visitor of HSP, the school granted today as a service day so that students could engage in helping their local community. We are honored to have been the place of choice for these young people, and hope to see many of them volunteering with us again.
HSP would further like to thank these volunteers for their incredibly hard work. Not only did they show dedication to the process, but also managed to have fun and complete tasks with much motivation and high spirits. It is this kind of enthusiasm that keeps us doing what we do.
With our first Feed the Kids distribution of 2014 coming up quick (June 11), any and every amount of help is greatly appreciated. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in helping us prepare for our largest summer program, please call us at 630-221-8340 to schedule a visit.

Feed the Kids was created in 2004 to annually help children of low-income families receive proper nutrition during June, July and August. During this time, HSP gives roughly 175 pounds of groceries to over 375 children from 100 families.

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