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Gift cards to feed needy school children

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  • Fresh produce waiting to be distributed to needy families.

      Fresh produce waiting to be distributed to needy families.
    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Karole Kettering

The community-minded people of the Jewel-Osco Corporate Headquarters located in Itasca, IL have continued their commitment to relieving hunger in local communities by donating $1,000 worth of gift cards to the Humanitarian Service Project's Feed the Kids program. This donation, which was received in the form of 50 $20 Jewel-Osco gift cards will later be distributed to the 100 families enrolled in HSP's Feed the Kids program, which aims to alleviate the pains of hunger for school-aged children within the community who are living below the state poverty level.

The $1,000 donation which Jewel-Osco is providing will give struggling families enrolled in the program the means to further support their young families with groceries and the bare necessities of life which they would otherwise struggle to supply. 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. The 575 pounds of fresh, quality groceries provided to each family over the summer months eases the struggle and hunger which these impoverished children face.

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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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