A YEAR AGO IN MARCH, we were pivoting to a new model of helping feed children and responding to school closings during the pandemic. Without hesitation, YOU, our supporters stepped up.

We quickly found creative ways to pack and distribute food safely to children. With the help of amazing partners, supporters and volunteers, we were able to feed more children than ever before when schools closed due to Covid-19, and into the summer. We not only were able to meet the needs in lockstep with BPS, we more than doubled distribution at the most crucial of times. The pandemic highlighted just how vulnerable food insecure children are.

Now, as we enter our 11th year of service to Brevard County, the number of children that teachers tell us are in need of weekend meals continues to increase. Organizations that rely on our help include Club Esteem, Cocoa PAL, and Brevard Cares. There is also mobile delivery to hungry children in Titusville. Through it all, TCHP has continued to be a constant for kids during a time of great uncertainty. It would not have been possible without you.

Many thanks to those who have dedicated all or part of their stimulus or refund to help feed hungry children. For those who want to help, it costs less than 42 cents per day - $12.50 per month or $150 per year, to feed a child on the weekends. If you want a quick redirect to the donation link, click here.

Thank you each and everyday for helping provide a nutritional foundation for many children locally who would otherwise go hungry on weekends. We are truly blessed to live in such a supportive community!

Cheryl Cominsky, TCHP Executive Director
DO YOU HAVE A PACKING TEAM?
TCHP INVITES GROUPS OF 24 (NO LESS THAN 10) TO SIGN UP FOR APRIL THROUGH THE SUMMER.

IF YOUR COMPANY, NON-PROFIT, CLUB, FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION OR FAMILY & FRIENDS WANT TO JOIN US, SEND US AN EMAIL OR CALL STACY 321-610-1900.

Just 2 hours of your day. It’s fulfilling and fun!
ANY DAY IN MARCH you get to ’round up’ your order to help feed hungry kids!

SAVE THE DATE: The Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 31st is when local Jersey Mike’s owners and operators will donate their resources and every single dollar to The Children’s Hunger Project so that we can help feed more children.
VOLUNTEER GREETERS WANTED
JERSEY MIKE'S DAY OF GIVING AT ALL 8 LOCATIONS
MARCH 31ST 11AM - 1PM

(Let us know if you don't have a TCHP t-shirt to volunteer in)
98.5 THE BEACH WANTS TO GIVE YOU PRIZES!
Look for the LANDSHARK BEACH CRUISER every weekday at a different Space Coast Walmart from 4-5pm collecting food for TCHP. When you drop off your food donation, 98.5 The Beach will give you a thank-you spin to win on the Beach Prize Wheel!

M - F 4pm-5pm
Mondays at SR520 in Merritt Island
Tuesdays at Sarno Road in Melbourne
Wednesdays at SR524 in Cocoa
Thursdays at Hwy 50 in Titusville
Fridays at Eau Gallie Blvd in IHB
2ND ANNUAL SPACE COAST WING BATTLE
ALL YOU CAN EAT/DRINK EVENT & VENDOR COMPETITION!

The event has moved to Wickham Park for an increase in space. Maximum of 2,000 tickets sold (Last year’s event sold out at 2,000 attendees). There will be nearly double the number of wing vendors = more variety & shorter lines. Your ticket includes unlimited full size 12-oz. beers.

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MANY THANKS TO SPACE COAST PARROT HEAD CLUB!
Jimmy Buffett fans on the Space Coast have not just been a great team of packers with TCHP, they really delight us with their high energy and teamwork! They have done a number of events with us over the years, and selected The Children's Hunger Project as a local charity to receive $500 from the volunteering they did in support of the Space Coast Marathon. They also participated recently in the Fight Child Hunger 5K. Pictured here is TCHP's Cheryl Cominsky receiving the check from the Space Coast Parrot Head Club's Michelle Lee. Learn more about this group or join them at Facebook.com/groups/SpaceCoastParrotHeads
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEER PACKERS!
AMAZON SMILE HELPS KIDS SMILE!
From Amazon: The Children's Hunger Project recently received a donation of $411.02 from AmazonSmile -- at no cost to you or other customers.
Thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, everyday purchases have generated over $266 million in donations to charities worldwide so far.
Want to use AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your phone? Learn how to activate here.
What can you do to impact a child's life right here in Brevard?
Volunteer, share our mission with others, and make a monthly donation of any amount.

Just 12.50 per month (less than 42 cents per day) feeds one child on weekends for an entire school year!
For those who can make a significant contribution, consider joining the Children’s Circle of Hope Society - this society is open to anyone contributing $1,000 or more annually. Contributions can be set up on a recurring basis of $84 per month.

Many thanks to local businesses, organizations and individuals that have stepped up to help us with our funding needs. Because of your help, we are making the lives of children in Brevard better during a challenging time.

PS: Please consider including The Children's Hunger Project in your beneficiary and estate plans. Leave a lasting legacy of fighting childhood hunger in our community!
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You give hungry children in Brevard hope!

The Children's Hunger Project is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.         
TCHP has consistently provided weekend meals for school children in Brevard County since 2010.