Volunteers Needed to Help Serve Impoverished Seniors
Jul 1, 2015 4:21 PM -
The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) is in need of volunteers from the community to deliver groceries to impoverished senior citizens. HSP provides over 6.5 tons of nutritious food and other necessities every month to 132 seniors in the DuPage and Kane counties through its Senior Citizen Project (SCP). Currently, there are open routes for volunteers to deliver to seniors in the following areas: Downers Grove, Warrenville, Glendale Heights, Wheaton, Naperville, Woodridge, Darien, Westmont, and Willowbrook. For the seniors enrolled in SCP, financial and health difficulties make it almost impossible to go out and purchase food on their own. Volunteer delivery drivers are needed to help bring groceries to those seniors every month. Drivers sign up for a route and a time slot for the scheduled Delivery Day (usually the third Saturday each month). Volunteers load up cars at HSP's center with groceries and the drivers go straight to the seniors' homes to deliver the food. Drivers need not commit to delivering every month. Those interested in volunteering on occasion can sign up as substitute drivers. Substitute drivers are volunteers who deliver to seniors when a regular driver is not able to make their route.