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Medinah church donates nonperishables to help the poor

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  • Dave Pearson (right) and Dean Scott (left) with the bed of the pick-up truck full of donated goods

    Dave Pearson (right) and Dean Scott (left) with the bed of the pick-up truck full of donated goods

Byron McGuire

Medinah Baptist Church donated a huge amount of non-perishable goods to Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) recently. The church donated about 4 pallets full of non-perishable goods, which translates to a full pick-up truck and a hatchback car full of goods.

The food collected by the church was dropped off by Executive Director of Ministries Dean Scott and Director of Children's Ministry Dave Pearson from Medinah Baptist. HSP is very grateful for Medinah Baptist's donation. HSP relies on donations such as this for the success of our programs: Feed the Kids (FTK), Senior Citizen Project (SCP), Children's Birthday Project (CBP), School Supply Drive and the Christmas Offering.

The donation will be allocated towards HSP's SCP, a project set up to relieve the neediest seniors in DuPage and Kane County of the pains that go with poverty. The seniors in the program cannot afford the healthy groceries which are necessary for maintaining their health. Each of the 121 seniors in the program receives a monthly delivery of food to their door, which helps relieve them of the obstacles in which poverty brings. These seniors don't have access to regular healthy foods and rely on donations such as these to get the nutrition they need. Thanks to Medinah Baptist Church, these seniors will be able to use the non-perishables they wouldn't otherwise receive.

The purpose of HSP's SCP is to provide for the basic and nutritional needs of 121 needy, local seniors. HSP does so by providing monthly deliveries of 100 lbs of groceries to each of the 121 seniors in the program which 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. Medinah Baptist Church's donation of the paper products will help the seniors in SCP greatly.

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 Project, 1,636 children received gifts and 150 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 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 provides 100 low-income families with groceries and fresh produce during the summer months. HSP conducts an annual school supplies drive that benefited a total of 5,200 children by giving supplies to the DuPage Back to School Fair and directly to schools and individual children.

Contact the Humanitarian Service Project:

HSP's website:

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HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.