Help stamp out hunger

By on March 6, 2012

St. Charles—Lazarus House, a St. Charles based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, helps feed the hungry of mid-Kane County and is participating in the million dollar Feinstein Challenge during March and April.

The amount Lazarus House will earn from the challenge depends on the amount it raises from donors. All financial donations received by Lazarus House during March and April and labeled with “Feinstein Challenge” will be totaled and reported to the Feinstein Foundation. The Feinstein Foundation will give away $1 million dollars, proportionately, to participating charities.

“We are grateful to the Feinstein Foundation for this annual challenge, which gives us an opportunity to bring attention to the needy from our community,” said Liz Eakins, Lazarus House executive director. “Many people are struggling, and we are privileged to help make a difference in their lives.”

Lazarus House serves people connected to mid-Kane County who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and food insecure. For the first seven months of this fiscal year, Lazarus House has served a record night average of 67 homeless persons per day and helped an average of 61 households per month with rental assistance. People in need of shelter are encouraged to call (630) 587-2144. For rental assistance, call (630) 587-5872.