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Volunteers needed to deliver groceries to needy seniors

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  • Fresh produce to be delivered by volunteers to the needy seniors served by HSP.

      Fresh produce to be delivered by volunteers to the needy seniors served by HSP.
    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Ashley Jones

The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP), of DuPage County, is searching for community members willing to donate their time to deliver 100 lbs of groceries, paper products, and personal care items, one Saturday a month, to the needy seniors in the local community. On the monthly delivery day, drivers will arrive at HSP's location, 465 Randy Road, in Carol Stream, to pick up the groceries and deliver them to the needy senior citizens of HSP's Senior Citizen Project between 8:45-11:45 a.m. Drivers should be able to carry the groceries inside the senior's apartment or home. The needy seniors in the project live anywhere from Aurora to Bensenville. Delivery drivers do not have to commit to delivering food every month.

The packages delivered by the drivers will provide nutritious food and other essential everyday items to needy seniors in HSP's Senior Citizen Project, who otherwise do not have the means to obtain them. The 100 lbs of groceries these seniors receive include: selections of 7 fresh fruits and 8 vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 5 bags of non-perishable foods, 2 bags of paper products and personal care items such as toilet paper & paper towel, and soaps & shampoos. The Humanitarian Service Project's mission is not only to provide the 121 low-income seniors with the essential items they need, but to end the hunger and malnutrition that poverty brings to them.

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Questions about delivering groceries to needy seniors or the Humanitarian Service Project, contact us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org or by telephone, 630-221-8340. Please note that as volunteers visit seniors' homes without staff supervision two references must be provided.

HSP's website: www.humanitarianservice.org

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 150 impoverished families received three weeks of groceries, frozen meats, and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides monthly food deliveries of 100 pounds including fresh produce, frozen meats, non-perishables, paper products and secret pal gifts to 121 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 program provides 100 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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