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Philoptochos Society of Aurora helps feed kids this summer

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  • Fresh produce going to the needy families in HSP's Feed the Kids Project

      Fresh produce going to the needy families in HSP's Feed the Kids Project
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Humanitarian Service Project

The St. Athanasios Chapter of the Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society of Aurora has started off their summer philanthropic ventures by donating $500 to the Humanitarian Service Project's (HSP) Feed the Kids program. St. Athanasios' Philoptochos chapter has supported HSP since 2005, donating not only to their Feed the Kids program, but to their Senior Citizen Project as well. HSP will allocate this sizable donation to the Feed the Kids Project, because of the rising demand of hunger amongst our children. The project is designed to alleviate hunger for children within the community who are living below the state poverty level.

One of the St. Athanasios Chapter of the Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society's missions is to assist the underprivileged. The $500 donation which the Philoptochos Society is providing will contribute specifically to the Humanitarian Service Project's Feed the Kids Project. HSP's Feed the Kids Project benefits 100 families with 360 children during the months of June, July and August. These children, who receive the majority of their daily nutrients from federally subsidized meals at school through the School Breakfast Program and National Lunch Program, experience a drastic reduction in nutrition during the summer months and often go hungry. By providing each of the program's families with a total of 575 pounds of food over the summer months, the Feed the Kids Project is able to ease the struggle and hunger which these impoverished children experience. Each food package contains nourishing, vitamin-rich foods which include 8 varieties of fresh vegetables, 7 selections of fresh fruits, 7 varieties of frozen meats, at least four 25-pound boxes of non-perishables, Peppridge Farm bread and child-friendly healthy snacks. HSP also provides food year-round to underprivileged senior citizens on a monthly basis.

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Contact the Humanitarian Service Project:

hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

HSP's website: www.humanitarianservice.org and the HSP's blog: humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com.

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

About The Humanitarian Service Project

HSP's mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty creates in seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane Counties, Illinois. Last year during the Christmas Offering, 1,600 children received gifts and 100 impoverished families received three weeks of groceries, frozen meats, and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides a monthly food delivery and secret pal gifts to 120 low-income seniors. The Children's Birthday Project reaches the youngest underprivileged, making birthdays and Christmas truly memorable occasions for 900 children. Feed the Kids provides low-income families with groceries and fresh produce. HSP conducts an annual school supplies drive, which sends supplies to the DuPage Back to School Fair in addition to furnishing schools and individual children with necessary supplies.

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