Dear Children's Hunger Project Supporter,

The Children’s Hunger Project is in dire need. Now providing over 5,800 meals weekly during the pandemic, our budget has gone from $9,200 weekly to over $23,000 weekly . We can only sustain this with your help!
To our supporters that have decided to donate your stimulus funds during this critical time of need, THANK YOU for your generosity!

Thanks to many volunteers, businesses, faith organizations and supporters, in the past we provided meals to over 2,300 children in elementary schools. Now, during the pandemic we are working hard to provide over 5,800 meals to children ages 18 and under at Brevard Public Schools distribution sites weekly , 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 .

Serving so many of Brevard's children is a tremendous achievement, yet the strain on our our weekly food budget means we may have to cut back, making the heartbreaking decision of deciding which school distribution sites and partner organizations will get weekend food.

We need to continue to ensure our kids are fed. As a recent TCHP volunteer commented, "There is nothing more honorable than caring for hungry children. You all are heroes."

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.

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.
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.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Cominsky, Executive Director

PS: Please consider including The Children's Hunger Project in your estate plans. Consult an attorney for details, and leave a lasting legacy of fighting childhood hunger in our community!
If you have already made a contribution to help feed local children, through simply sharing this email with friends, family and co-workers your impact can be even greater!

Thank you for caring and sharing. 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.