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Generosity from the Lions Club of Winfield

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Abraham H. Park

The Lions Club of Winfield donated $1,500 to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) to provide aid to local senior citizens and families in need. Of the $1,500, $800 will sponsor a senior in HSP's Senior Citizen Project and $700 to feed families through HSP's Feed the Kids program. The Lions Club of Winfield was formed in 1959 and has been a long time partner of HSP in the fight against poverty. Like other Lions Clubs, the Lions Club of Winfield is a service organization dedicated to serving local communities with time and resources.

The Senior Citizen Project (SCP) and Feed the Kids (FTK) are two of HSP's programs designed to alleviate the burdens of poverty for the needy of the DuPage and Kane counties. SCP is a program designed to help needy seniors meet basic essential needs, something that can be difficult with limited resources. SCP provides enrolled seniors with nutritious groceries and other essentials all year long with the goal of alleviating the difficulties that they experience. Each senior enrolled in the program receives a 100 pound grocery package each month including 15 various fresh fruits and vegetables, 7 types of frozen meats, 4 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, as well as non-perishables, paper products, and personal care items.

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Similarly, Feed the Kids assists needy families by providing groceries during the months of June, July, and August when children do not receive federally subsidized meals from schools. Families enrolled in FTK receive 150 pounds of groceries each month in the form of 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, 7 different frozen meats, 3 boxes of non-perishables weighing 25 pounds each, and 3-5 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread.

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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