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posted: 4/7/2014 5:17 PM

The Fight against Hunger Continues

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Matt McGahan

The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) has noticed some popular food items in their pantry dwindling. HSP is grateful for all food donations, but are hoping to replenish their stock of peanut butter and jelly; pancake mix and maple syrup; oatmeal; cold cereal; canned fruit, and boxed rice meals to meet the demand for needy seniors and children in the DuPage and Kane counties that are part of HSP's programs.

123 needy seniors are supplied with 100 lbs. of groceries that includes fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen meats, bread, paper products, and non-perishables every month through the HSP's Senior Citizen Project (SCP).

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Food donations also are distributed through the Feed the Kids (FTK) program which provides families of low-income with groceries for their children in the summer months, when subsidized lunches are unavailable. In June, July and August we serve 100 families that make up 375 children with 150-175 pounds of food each month, including: Three 25-30 pound boxes of non-perishable food, an assortment of 15 fresh fruits and vegetables, Pepperidge Farm bread, and 7 frozen meats including beef, chicken & pork.

HSP is currently participating in the 17th annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger sponsored by the Feinstein Foundation. The Feinstein Foundation is challenging non-profit agencies fighting hunger across the nation to raise funds through donations or pledges the rest of April. The funds and contributions that are raised will be matched with a percentage from Feinstein with a grant award between $250 and $435,000 to the participating organizations. HSP has enlisted help from the communities of DuPage and Kane counties, and hopes to replenish popular items that recently diminished, with the contributions from this challenge.

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, 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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