Thanks to many volunteers, businesses, faith organizations and supporters,
we are providing
over 5,800 meals to children ages 18 and under
at Brevard Public Schools distribution sites
, as well as Students in Transition, Cocoa and Melbourne PAL, Brevard Cares, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Club Esteem.
That's over $55,000 more per month that needs to be raised during the pandemic
We need to continue to ensure our kids are fed. As an advocate for Brevard Cares said,
"It is so rewarding because these are families that cannot afford to feed their children those extra meals now that school is out and, when the children see me coming, the smiles on their faces are ear to ear, even the parents are smiling and so thankful....Children's Hunger Project, I hope you know, all the families that you have helped."
The Children’s Hunger Project is now providing
over 5,800 meals
weekly during the pandemic, and our budget has gone from $9,200 weekly to over
. We can only sustain this with your help!
We began our pandemic plan determined to feed as many children as possible. That is still our goal. We will continue, with your help, providing meals to local children. Unlike organizations that have federal and state funding, we rely on the goodness of businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations and individuals.
To our supporters that have decided to donate your stimulus funds during this critical time of need, THANK YOU for your generosity!
All of our meals are prepped, packed and distributed by volunteers, and we follow the guidelines of not more than 10 people per packing session, 6 ft physical distancing, gloves and face masks, as well as ongoing deep cleaning.
If it were not for our dedicated volunteers, our ability to help children would have ended with week one of the pandemic.
We also partner with local churches who pack and deliver meals on behalf of TCHP.
We are pre-ordering food from our vendors to the greatest extent possible, while searching local markets to ensure our meal packages remain consistent. Facebook fundraisers for TCHP, from money to face masks to hand sanitizer, have helped offset some of the costs of CoVID-19 supplies. We are truly blessed to live in such a giving and compassionate community.