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Roselle school donates 600 lbs. of food for needy families

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  • Julie Scholma, of Roselle Middle School, delivering the donated food to Humanitarian Service Project.

    Julie Scholma, of Roselle Middle School, delivering the donated food to Humanitarian Service Project.
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Lindsey Conger

Roselle Middle School recently donated 600 pounds of food to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP). The food drive was organized by the Middle School's Student Council, led by advisor Julie Scholma. Roselle Middle School is a small school consisting of 230 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. The students donated more than 15 boxes of non-perishables that will be allocated towards the Senior Citizen Project (SCP).

A grateful senior wrote to us after receiving his monthly food boxes, "Just a little note to say thank you for all the wonderful food that's sent to me every month. You must know how much it helps, (when your living on a limited income, every little helps). I want to thank all of you again, and God bless and take care of all of you."

The seniors in the SCP are impoverished and cannot be helped financially by their families. On top of being unsupported financially, they often have medical conditions which prevent them from being mobile. Through the monthly deliveries, the seniors receive the groceries which provide the nutrition they need to help combat their malnourishment and crippling impoverishment.

The Senior Citizen Project combats this severe impoverishment and malnourishment by giving these seniors monthly deliveries of groceries The needy seniors sponsored through the donation will receive a selection of 15 nourishing fruits and vegetables, 7 kinds of frozen meats, 6 bags of non-perishable food, 3 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, 2 bags of paper products (paper towels, facial tissue, and toilet paper), and personal care items, delivered straight to their door every month. The 121 impoverished seniors in HSP's Senior Citizen Project also receive a monthly "Secret Pal" gift, gifts at Christmas time, and much needed household items on their "wishlist." The program provides the seniors the opportunity to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, in the face of the financial and health burdens they face.

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, 1,636 children received gifts and 150 impoverished families received three weeks of groceries, frozen meats, and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides 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.

Contact the Humanitarian Service Project:

HSP's website:

and HSP's blog:

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.