In Brevard County, more than 50% of children utilize free and reduced-price meals through the schools. Although students have access to food during the week, the weekend can result in nearly 70 hours of hunger for many children.
TCHP started with a dream and a goal to provide weekend meals at elementary schools for as many children as possible - and has not missed a single school weekend since its beginning.
Thanks to its founders, Bob Barnes, David Cohen, Sam Jordan and Jean-Yves Clerc, TCHP began its mission in 2010 with 27 children at one school. With continued expansion under former Executive Director Keith Gee, The Children's Hunger Project grew to serve 2,300 children at 47 schools.
During the pandemic, TCHP has more than doubled the number of meals provided to 5,840 children
at Brevard Public Schools distribution sites, where meals are provided to all students age 18 and under.
All food is prepped, packed and distributed by our volunteers.