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Exchange Club makes donation to feed needy children

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  • Kristin Maxwell, HSP's Assistant Director, receiving donation from Exchange Club of Naperville member, Anna Zimmerman.

      Kristin Maxwell, HSP's Assistant Director, receiving donation from Exchange Club of Naperville member, Anna Zimmerman.
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Matthew McGahan

The Exchange Club of Naperville donated $4,800 to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP,) of DuPage County, to feed needy children. The money will help to fund HSP's annual "Feed the Kids" program, which serves 100 needy families with nutritious groceries during the summer months, when subsidized, school lunch programs are not in session. The Exchange Club of Naperville has been a major supporter of the program since 2006, as part of the organization's focus on serving the needs of local children.

Through the Feed the Kids program HSP supplies 100 families (approximately 400 children) with 175 lbs of nutritious groceries during the summer months of June, July, and August. During the school year many of these families rely on the subsidized lunch programs, leaving them in great need of nutritious food during the summer. Each family receives 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, 3-6 boxes of non-perishables weighing 25 pounds each, 7 frozen meats, 4-6 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, and nutritious snacks.

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The Exchange Club of Naperville has been engaged in serving the needs of the community since being founded in 1987.The club actively supports, not only HSP's Feed the Kids program, but also dozens of other worthy local nonprofit organizations and programs, primarily through the funds raised from Naperville's Ribfest that occurs annually around the 4th of July. Funds from this event are disbursed to local charities that dedicated to, among other initiatives, ending local hunger, homelessness, child abuse, and domestic abuse.

To find out more information about this organization visit their website:

http://www.exchangeclub.org/

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