Subaru of America Foundation helps feed needy kids

Matthew McGahan
Updated 10/3/2012 9:35 PM
  • Fresh produce about to be distributed to the needy families served by Feed the Kids.

    Fresh produce about to be distributed to the needy families served by Feed the Kids. Humanitarian Service Project

Subaru of America Foundation, Inc (SOAF) has recently given $2500 to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) serving DuPage County, to support the non-profit's Feed the Kids program. The program, which runs annually during the months of June, July, and August, provides 100 impoverished families in DuPage and Kane Counties with 175 lbs of groceries per month to ensure needy children have access to nutritious foods in the summer when subsidized or free school lunch programs are not in session. The SOAF support of Feed the Kids is part of its intiative to help youth-based community programs better serve children in need.

Karole Kettering, Co-founder and Executive Director of HSP, said of SOAF's contribution, "HSP has been blessed to have the support of community-minded companies like Subaru. Their generous donation has empowered HSP to continue to provide the nutritious food that the needy children in our project so desperately need." Feed the Kids 2012, which ran from June to August this year, served 100 families with 361 children. The families supported by Feed The Kids receive monthly supplies of 175 lbs of groceries each month, June, July and August. Most of the children within these families usually take part in eating subsidized meals from the school they attend, however, while they are on summer vacation, nutritious meals are lacking. The monthly sum of groceries consists of 85 lbs of non-perishables, 8 fresh juicy fruits, 9 crisp vegetables, and 7 frozen meats.

Contact HSP or by telephone, 630-221-8340.

HSP's website: and the HSP's blog:

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.