On empty stomachs, kids don’t have the energy to focus, engage, learn and grow. Yet, this is the reality for many children who worry about when they’ll have their next meal.

Each week on Friday, The Children’s Hunger Project helps as many elementary school children as possible have food to carry home for the weekend in their backpack. On Monday, the kids return to school but with a better and healthier foundation for learning.

Brevard School Board members had the opportunity to learn more about The Children’s Hunger Project, and even help out by packing meals, when they held a meeting at the TCHP office.

School Board Member Tina Descovich felt the importance of having their meeting at TCHP prior to the beginning of the new school year.  School Board Member Matt Susin commented on the organization’s growth since its humble beginnings is 2010, with one school and a handful of students in need. In the 2019-20 school year TCHP will serve over 2,300 students each weekend in 48 elementary schools.

BPS Superintendent Dr. Mullins had a prior engagement, but shared his appreciation of The Children’s Hunger Project’s work in the community.

Brevard Public Schools is the 10th largest district in Florida. BPS employs approximately 9,300 staff members serving over 73,000 students annually. With 83 schools, 10 special centers, and 12 charter schools, the district educates its students in 17 different municipalities across the Space Coast.

Do you have 42 cents per day to spare? Help feed a hungry child locally on weekends for just $12.50 per month. Donate today.