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updated: 6/18/2012 2:10 PM

Feed The Kids Project Feeds Hungry Children

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  • Charter One volunteers, in HSP's warehouse, excited to help with the Feed The Kids Project.

      Charter One volunteers, in HSP's warehouse, excited to help with the Feed The Kids Project.

Sam Isdale

The Charter One Bank of Carol Stream, as well as other local divisions of Charter One, joined community members at the Humanitarian Service Project's (HSP) warehouse and volunteered for an entire day for HSP's cause, Feed The Kids. The bank's Assistant Vice President and Manager of Community Relations, Michelle Smolinski, and a group of twenty-two employees, helped to distribute hefty boxes of groceries into the cars for the families who participate in HSP's Feed The Kids project. Charter One's volunteers came in two separate groups in order to work two different shifts, spanning from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1:30 pm to 6:15 p.m.

The Executive Director of HSP, Karole Kettering, said, "We are so grateful that Charter One Bank continues to partner with us by empowering us to better serve the community. They have helped us to support our mission to end hunger, especially today with the Feed The Kids distribution."

Families who are supported by Feed The Kids receive monthly supplies of 175 lbs of groceries each month, June, July and August. Most of the children within these families usually take part in eating subsidized meals from the school they attend, however, while they are on summer vacation, nutritious meals are lacking. The monthly sum of groceries consists of 85 lbs of non-perishables, 8 fresh juicy fruits, 9 crisp green leafy vegetables, and 7 frozen meats. HSP is reaching out in its attempts to support their mission of ending hunger and relieving the pain that comes with it.

Contact the Humanitarian Service Project:

HSP's website: and the HSP's blog:

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, 1,616 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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