Flyer_HCS_Services_May_Collection_2019_05.pdfThe mission of HCS Family Services is to provide focused interim services, counseling, and education to help vulnerable families and individuals in Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Westmont, and Willowbrook to avoid food insecurity and homelessness, and achieve improved quality of life for their families and long-term economic self-sufficiency.
As members of the local church coalition, HUMC refers people in need to HCS and during the month of May we collect non-perishable food items and cash donations to support their pantry operations and the many other services that HCS provides. We also encourage our members to donate to the food pantry throughout the year.
HSC’s low-income clients have access to the food pantry free of charge. Among these clients are residents from our communities: Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Westmont, and Willowbrook. Within the Village of Willowbrook, HCS services the Willowbrook Corner; this neighborhood came to be when some of the residents from Cabrini-Green and/or other public housing projects were relocated to this community in the 1970s and 1980s. Many of these families and senior citizens live below the federal poverty level. HUMC Youth have been participating with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to serve this area and distribute meat, fresh produce, and bread once a month.
Your support is critical to meeting the needs of hungry families in DuPage County. No family should go hungry simply because they cannot afford to buy food. Please consider helping HUMC support HCS Family Services.
Hinsdale Junior Women’s Club has partnered with HCS Family Service for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 philanthropy years. HSC expanded their operation and opened a new food pantry at a heated, indoor location at Anne M. Jean Elementary School at 16W631 91 St. in Willowbrook (two blocks west of Rt. 83). Because of our involvement in the past, HUMC has been asked if we could regularly send a group of volunteers on the third Wednesday of each month. Our commitment is at 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you are able to help, or are interested in helping in the future, please contact the church office.
May is HUMC's food pantry collection month for HCS
We are collecting cash donations instead of food contributions because every $1.00 donated to the food pantry provides $8.00 worth of food purchased at the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
You can make donations by CHECK (made out to HUMC with “HCS food pantry” in the memo line), CASH in a pew envelope, or ONLINE at www.hinsdaleumc.com.
We are also doing a special, targeted collection due to a great need for the following items: Diapers - size 5 & 6 and Pull-ups, baby wipes, toilet paper, and paper towels. There are boxes in the Narthex to drop off these sought-after items.
Last year the HUMC congregation generously donated a record $2,000 and 13 boxes of non-food items to the HCS Food Pantry. The cash donations allowed HCS to purchase $16,000 worth of food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank! Let's try for another $2,000 this year! Learn more here
Learn more here about how you can help HCS Family Services