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Ecolab grant feeds low-income senior citizens

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  • Fresh produce and non-perishables waiting to be delivered to the needy seniors in HSP's program.

      Fresh produce and non-perishables waiting to be delivered to the needy seniors in HSP's program.
    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Melinda Hernandez

In Early January, the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) of DuPage received a $2500 grant from the Ecolab Foundation. Since 2008, Ecolab Inc. has made yearly contributions to HSP program's geared at providing relief for local families, children, and seniors living in poverty. The mission of the Ecolab Foundation is to support the needs of nonprofits serving the communities where they operate. The donation will be used to purchase fresh produce, and other nutritious foods, for impoverished senior citizens throughout DuPage and Kane Counties, enabling them to maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.

Located in Carol Stream, HSP supplies 123 senior citizens with a 100 lbs. monthly grocery delivery including fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen meats, bread, and non-perishables. Additionally, each senior enrolled in the program receives monthly gifts from their "Secret Pal". The seniors also receive a "Personal Care Kit" which comes with a three-month supply of soap, shampoo, and other necessary hygienic items. During the holiday season, each enrolled senior is also sent three or more presents as part of HSP's Christmas Offering.

Contact HSP:

Email: hsp@humanitarianservice.org

Telephone: 630-221-8340

Website: www.humanitarianservice.org

Blog: humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com.

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, 1,600 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 123 low-income seniors. The Children's Birthday Project reaches the youngest underprivileged, making birthdays and Christmas truly memorable occasions for 925 children. Feed the Kids program provides 100 low-income families with groceries and fresh produce worth $1,500 retail in total for the summer. 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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