Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Feed the Kids’ First Distribution

HSP started out strong for our summer Feed the Kids program. The first distribution day was filled with high energy, the warehouse was full of activity, and cars were lined up down the street.  HSP’s Feed the Kids program, which takes place during the months of June, July, and August, serves 100 families, with each family receiving 175-200 pounds of non-perishable food, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, and a variety of meat. This program serves low-income families whose children are enrolled in free/subsidized meal programs at school. Since these children do not receive these meals in the summer, HSP steps in to provide nutritious food for these families. As a bonus we also had donated children’s clothes and summer toys, and the families were invited to look through these items and take home any that they wanted. HSP would not have been able to accomplish all that we did for our first distribution day of the year if it were not for our fantastic volunteers. We had individual volunteers and a large number of volunteers from the Carol Stream “Panther” chapter of the Young Men Service League and from the National Charity League. These wonderful men and women spent the day greeting families and loading grocery packages into cars, making it possible for HSP to serve all of our Feed the Kids families. 

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