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THE CHILDREN’S HUNGER PROJECT SUMMER CARE PLANS AND PANDEMIC SUPPORT

THE CHILDREN’S HUNGER PROJECT SUMMER CARE PLANS AND PANDEMIC SUPPORT

Due to school closures this past spring, The Children’s Hunger Project (TCHP) partnered with Brevard Public Schools (BPS) to ensure children would be fed even while they were unable to go to school. Over the past 10 weeks in the midst of the pandemic, TCHP and hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to feed Brevard County children while adjusting their routines to follow state and CDC guidelines.

COVID-19 10 Week Summary

Over the past ten weeks, The Children’s Hunger Project

  • Provided 56,000 weekend food packages for hungry children up to age 18.

  • Recruited and organized over 1,000 food packing and distribution volunteers.

  • TCHP volunteers logged more than 3,500 hours preparing and providing weekend food

    packages at all 27 school distribution sites.

  • TCHP provided additional weekend food packages for local organizations to include

    Students in Transition, Cocoa and Melbourne PAL, Brevard Cares, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Club Esteem.

    Child Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Break

    As summer arrives, TCHP continues and broadens its commitment to feed hungry children in light of increased need resulting from the pandemic.

    In June, the needs for Brevard County children are high:

  • 3,300 food packets are projected to be needed weekly at 15 BPS sites.

  • An additional $52,800 must be raised to support the increased need during June.

    TCHP will continue meal delivery for children throughout the summer, partnering with United Way of Brevard’s “Feed and Readprogram, which provides nutrition, mentoring, and free books to children during the summer school break. Learn More

    Giving Opportunities

    To make a donation or to view a list of food items needed, please visit

    thechildrenshungerproject.org/donate

Follow us on Facebook to learn more about ways to give. We will continue to post all needs as they arise, such as food donations, financial needs, and packing opportunities.

Together we will feed OUR children.

About The Children’s Hunger Project

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. exists to help elementary schools provide food for the weekend to as many kids as possible every week. Unlike organizations that have ongoing federal and state funding, TCHP relies on the goodness of businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations and individuals. All meals are prepped, packed and distributed by volunteers.

Website: thechildrenshungerproject.org

Media Contact Information

Cheryl Cominsky cheryl@thechildrenshungerproject.org 321-610-1900

Facebook: thechildrenshungerproject

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