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  • Humanitarian Service Project will be collecting food and monetary donations for the challenge between March 1 and April 30.

      Humanitarian Service Project will be collecting food and monetary donations for the challenge between March 1 and April 30.
    Courtesy of Melinda Hernandez

 
Submitted by Melinda Hernandez

The Humanitarian Service Project is participating in the 17th annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger sponsored by the Feinstein Foundation.

During March and April, the foundation challenges nonprofit agencies fighting hunger around the nation to raise funds through donations or pledges. The funds will then be backed proportionately from Feinstein with a grant award between $250 and $35,000 to participating agencies.

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Humanitarian Service Project will be collecting food and monetary donations for the challenge between March 1 and April 30. Last year, community members supporting Humanitarian Service Project raised thousands of dollars in nonperishable food donations and financial contributions. Every donation goes directly toward assisting the needs of impoverished children and senior citizens located in DuPage and Kane counties.

Located in Rhode Island, philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein established the Feinstein Foundation in 1991 with a vision for the advancement of public service and the alleviation of hunger both nationally and globally. Last spring, Feinstein assisted over 1,800 nonprofit companies and houses of worship, raising over $2 billion to help the needy nationwide.

For information, contact hsp@humanitarianservice.org or call (630) 221-8340. Visit www.humanitarianservice.org or read the blog at humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com.

The Humanitarian Service Project is at 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream. Its mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty creates in seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane counties.

Last year during the Christmas Offering, 840 families with 1,600 children received gifts and 150 impoverished families received three weeks of groceries, frozen meats, bread, and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides monthly food deliveries of 100 pounds including fresh produce, frozen meats, bread, 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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