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Fry Elementary PTA's Donates $1,201 to Help Feed Needy Families

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  • Fresh produce prepared to be distributed through HSP's Feed the Kids program, last summer.

      Fresh produce prepared to be distributed through HSP's Feed the Kids program, last summer.
    Humanitarian Service Project

Matthew McGahan

The PTA of Fry Elementary School, in Naperville, has donated $1201 to help feed impoverished children through their annual Winterfest Breakfast. The event, which was held last month on March 16th, not only included a pancake breakfast for attending families, but also musical performances by Fry students, a raffle, and other activities. All of the proceeds raised by the raffle, and ticket sales to the event, were donated to provide nutritious food to needy children enrolled in the Feed the Kids program of the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP.) The Fry PTA has been raising funds to support the needy families in this program through their annual Winterfest Breakfasts for five years.

The funds raised by the Fry Elementary PTA will go directly to purchasing nutritious groceries to the needy families served by HSP. 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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