Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Feeding the Kids (Round Two!)

            It seems like just yesterday that we were loading cars with groceries, but the past month has flown by, and today was already our second Feed the Kids distribution day of the summer! With 500 boxes lined up in rows, shopping carts full of food, and hundreds of bags of meat ready to go, our warehouse was organized chaos. Within the first hour, over 30 families had their cars filled with food! By the end of the day, 100 families will receive 175-200 pounds of non-perishable food, fresh fruit and vegetables, Pepperidge Farm bread, and a variety of meat.
            Of course, FTK would not run as smoothly without our fantastic volunteers. We had volunteers from the Carol Stream “Panther” chapter of the Young Men’s Service League and LaForce Inc. come back to help, and some from United Stationers joined us, as well as individual volunteers. They assisted with loading the cars with boxes, and keeping our process organized and efficient.
            The goal of Feed the Kids is in its name – to provide needy children and their families with food. During the school year, children receive food through their school’s lunch program. For some kids, when school is out for the summer, this could mean one less meal a day. FTK aims to fill that absence.
            Thank you to all of our volunteers for making this possible. With two distribution days down, there is only one more to go!

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