Residents of Friendship Village and Volunteers Pack Nearly 100 Boxes of Food at Feed My Starving Children

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In the spirit of Hero Week at Friendship Village, residents of Friendship Village volunteered at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, July 27th.

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“Volunteer work and ‘giving back’ to the community is so important and such an integral part of the lives of so many of our residents,” said Jeannette Magdaleno, manager of lifelong learning and volunteers for Friendship Village.

In the spirit of Hero Week at Friendship Village, residents of Friendship Village volunteered at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, July 27th. Together with other volunteers, they packed 99 boxes of food. This will provide 21,384 meals to children in Haiti who would suffer from hunger and malnutrition if not for these simple yet nourishing meals of rice, protein powder, vitamins and dehydrated vegetables. These boxes will feed 58 children for a year.

Looking ahead - Feed My Starving Children is hosting a special Hope-Filled Holiday meal packing event at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center the weekend of December 9 – 11, 2016. Their plan is to pack 1 million meals with the help of 5,000 volunteers, all in one weekend. Friendship Village residents will to be part of this amazing event!

“Volunteer work and ‘giving back’ to the community is so important and such an integral part of the lives of so many of our residents,” said Jeannette Magdaleno, manager of lifelong learning and volunteers for Friendship Village.

Friendship Village is a leading Chicago-area retirement community offering a complete continuum of care including independent living garden homes and apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, skilled care, and short- and long-term rehabilitation services. For more than 38 years, Friendship Village has been providing Chicago area seniors with exceptional retirement living options. For additional information visit http://www.FriendshipVillage.org

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