Written by Ellen Prosch
Photos by Kathy Hoppe
During Lent, St Isidore’s School and RE students worked together to make a difference in our community.
They were asked to help feed local families in need by donating to Neighborhood Food Pantries (NFP). The students learned that one out of every five kids in DuPage County goes to bed hungry, and over 3,800 local families were served last year by the NFP. They were encouraged to think about how they spend their own money. For example, students who might have spent $5 to buy a movie ticket, a foot-long sandwich, candy, or a few songs for their MP3 player might instead choose to donate that $5 to NFP.
With the additional support from the Northern Illinois Food Bank, NFP can fill a grocery cart full of food for only $5, for a family who might otherwise have to skip a meal, or send their kids to bed hungry.
As a result of our students’ generosity, enough money was raised to fill 430 grocery carts with food for local families! For information on how your family can continue to help, go to NeighborhoodFP.ORG