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Article updated: 8/15/2013 1:02 PM

General Mills Donates $500 to HSP

One of the food packages of nutritious groceries for the 122 seniors enrolled in HSP's Senior Citizen Project.

One of the food packages of nutritious groceries for the 122 seniors enrolled in HSP's Senior Citizen Project.


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By Danielle Spence

Recently, General Mills donated $500 to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP). Karen Clarke, an employee of General Mills, recommended HSP to receive the financial reward from the General Mills Employee Recognition Program. HSP was recommended for the donation as an organization that makes a positive impact in the community in which General Mills employees live. The donation will help to fund HSP's many projects, including the Children's Birthday Project and the Senior Citizen Project. Clarke is a regular donor at HSP and she recently brought in 13 backpacks as well as 1 bag of paper products for HSP's summer school supply drive.

The General Mills donation will go towards funding the Children's Birthday Project and the Senior Citizen Project. Through the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides 122 needy, local seniors with healthy and nutritious groceries. Each senior receives a monthly delivery of 100 lbs of groceries. The package includes 7 selections of fresh fruits, 8 vegetables, 7 frozen meats, Pepperidge farm bread, 6 bags of non-perishable foods and 2 bags of paper products. In addition to their monthly grocery delivery, they receive a package of personal care items that includes shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush, dental floss, lotion, soap and hand sanitizer every three months. For the Children's Birthday Project, HSP serves over 900 disadvantaged children from ages 3 to 11. Every year on the child's birthday they receive a "Birthday Box", which includes 6-10 new toys, 6 books, stuffed animals, games as well as party and school supplies. Every box ensures that the children have a fun-filled and memorable birthday.


Contact the Humanitarian Service Project:




Address: 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, 1,636 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 122 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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