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Meal of the Month drivers needed for hungry seniors

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    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Karole Kettering

The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) of Carol Stream is seeking the generosity of local citizens to assist them in facilitating one of their ever-expanding programs, the Meal of the Month program. HSP is in need of volunteers who would be willing to contact a senior enrolled in the program, set up a drop-off date, and then personally deliver the either home-cooked or restaurant-made meal to that senior on the designated date. Volunteers can either become involved in the program on a reoccurring basis, or they can simply participate when able to.

HSP's Meal of the Month program aims to provide something special to deserving senior citizens who are not only unable to access fully-prepared, quality meals on their own, but to also provide company to elders who are often without regular companionship. themselves with food and oftentimes, struggle to properly prepare their meals. There are currently 42 impoverished senior citizens who reside within the DuPage and Kane counties interested in taking part in the Meal of the Month program, and this program is made possible through the generous time of volunteers. Anyone who would be interested in joining the program can contact HSP at:

hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

HSP's website: www.humanitarianservice.org and the HSP's blog: humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com.

HSP 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 100 impoverished families received three weeks of groceries, frozen meats, and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides monthly food deliveries of 90 pounds including fresh produce, frozen meats, non-perishables, paper products and secret pal gifts to 120 low-income seniors. The Children's Birthday Project reaches the youngest underprivileged, making birthdays and Christmas truly memorable occasions for 900 children. Feed the Kids program provides 100 low-income families with groceries and fresh produce. 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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