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THE CHILDREN’S HUNGER PROJECT UPDATES DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

 THE CHILDREN’S HUNGER PROJECT UPDATES DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Cocoa, FL (March 25, 2020) Due to the school closures, The Children’s Hunger Project (TCHP) will continue partnering with Brevard County Public Schools (BPS) to ensure children will be fed in Brevard County. TCHP shared their updated strategic approach that will be taken to feed the children in Brevard County during the coronavirus pandemic.

For Children in Need

Brevard Public Schools will continue utilizing these schools as food distribution sites each weekday from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Atlantis Elementary (Cocoa)
Cape View Elementary (Cape Canaveral) Coquina Elementary (Titusville)
Mims Elementary (Mims)
Cambridge Elementary (Cocoa)
Golfview Elementary (Rockledge)
Mila Elementary (Merritt Island)
Central Middle (West Melbourne)
Jupiter Elementary (Palm Bay) Sherwood Elementary (Melbourne) Sunrise Elementary (Palm Bay)
Turner Elementary (Palm Bay)
University Park Elementary (Melbourne)

On Monday, March 30th, BPS has approval from State FDA to open 14 additional sites.

Pinewood Elementary (Mims)
Oak Park Elementary (Titusville) Saturn Elementary (Cocoa) Endeavour Elementary (Cocoa) Fairglen Elementary (Cocoa) Audubon Elementary (Merritt Island) Creel Elementary (Melbourne)
Sabal Elementary (Melbourne) Harbor City Elementary (Melbourne) Discovery Elementary (Palm Bay) Palm Bay Elementary (Palm Bay) McAuliffe Elementary (Palm Bay) Riviera Elementary (Palm Bay)
Port Malabar Elementary (Palm Bay)

Meals will be distributed to any child age 18 years and younger. Each child will receive a package containing one breakfast meal and one lunch meal.

Children may come without a parent and will be served. However, parents/guardians who come must have the children present with them in order to receive meals for those children, per USDA requirements.

To ensure social distancing, BPS requests that parents drive into the bus loop and release their trunk; a BPS employee will place one meal package per child in the trunk of the vehicle.

Parents/Guardians and/or children on foot will be served; however, social distancing protocols will also be adhered to in this situation.

TCHP will continue providing weekend food packages to BPS designated sites on Fridays. TCHP also partners with other community sites to provide meal packages.

Give Opportunities

To make a donation, or find the list of food items needed, please visit

https://thechildrenshungerproject.org/donate
Follow us on Facebook We will continue to update needs on Facebook, such as food

donations, financial needs, and volunteer opportunities. Together we will feed OUR children.

The Children’s Hunger Project (TCHP)

In Brevard County, more than 50% of children utilize free and reduced-price meal programs through their schools, and although students are provided for during the week, the weekend is often unaccounted for. As a result, many kids are at risk of childhood hunger and malnutrition. The Children’s Hunger Project, Inc. (TCHP) exists to help elementary schools provide food for the weekend to as many kids as possible every week.

thechildrenshungerproject.org

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