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Coronavirus Pandemic Response

Coronavirus Pandemic Response

ATTENTION FAMILIES: Friday, April 10th is a holiday, therefore BPS will be distributing meals for 2 days on Thursday the 9th, and TCHP will also distribute packets on Thursday. Friday there will be no food distribution.

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The Children’s Hunger Project is partnering with Brevard Public Schools to bridge the weekend food gap and we will continue to feed children by providing weekend food at designated schools. We fed a total of 5,680 kids March 29-April 4! THANK YOU to our faithful volunteers and MiChurch, Georgianna Church​, Ascension Catholic Church & Love INC of Brevard and the many individuals who support TCHP to feed hungry children locally.

Brevard Public Schools announced the following schools will be food distribution centers on weekdays Mon-Fri from 10:30am- 1:30pm. Friday April 10th is a school holiday, so two meals will be given on Thursday from BPS, and TCHP will also be distributing Thursday. (If dates, locations and times shift, we will update you.)

Cape View Elementary (Cape Canaveral)
Atlantis Elementary (Cocoa)
Cambridge Elementary (Cocoa)
Endeavour Elementary (Cocoa)
Fairglen Elementary (Cocoa)
Saturn Elementary (Cocoa)
Creel Elementary (Melbourne)
Harbor City Elementary (Melbourne)
Sabal Elementary (Melbourne)
Sherwood Elementary (Melbourne)
University Park Elementary (Melbourne)
Audubon Elementary (Merritt Island)
Mila Elementary (Merritt Island)
Mims Elementary (Mims)
Pinewood Elementary (Mims)
Discovery Elementary (Palm Bay)
Jupiter Elementary (Palm Bay)
McAuliffe Elementary (Palm Bay)
Palm Bay Elementary (Palm Bay)
Port Malabar Elementary (Palm Bay)
Riviera Elementary (Palm Bay)
Sunrise Elementary (Palm Bay)
Turner Elementary (Palm Bay)
Golfview Elementary (Rockledge)
Coquina Elementary (Titusville)
Oak Park Elementary (Titusville)
Central Middle (West Melbourne)

Meals will be distributed to any child age 18 years and younger. Each child will receive a package from BPS containing one breakfast meal and one lunch meal. TCHP weekend meals are typical weekend meal packages.

Children may come without a parent and will be served. However, parents/guardians who come, must have the children present with them in order to receive meals for those children per USDA requirements.

To ensure physical distancing, BPS requests that parents drive in to the bus loop and release their trunk; a BPS employee will place one meal package per child in the trunk of the vehicle.

Parents/Guardians and/or children on foot will be served, however, social distancing will also be adhered to in this situation.

NEW PICK-UP WAIVER – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services received a temporary waiver so that parents/guardians may pick up meals for their child(ren) due to extenuating circumstances. Effective Monday, March 30, if the child is not able to come to the food distribution site, the parent/guardian must show a valid form of identification for EACH of their children not present in order to receive meals. Examples of valid forms of identification are the following: a student identification card, child’s birth certificate, child’s passport, government-issued child identification card, or a document proving parent/guardian identity and relationship to the child such as a hospital, religious, or day care record. To ensure social distancing, the parent should place the identification of each child not present in the windshield.

LUNCH MENU – The lunch menu has been expanded to include easy, heat and serve meals such as chicken tenders and pizza on various days.

MOBILE FEEDING – A mobile feeding plan is in the works. Information will be released when finalized.

The cafeteria and other school buildings will NOT be opened to parents and students.

In addition to BPS School sites for food distribution for children at local schools, both of Second Harvest’s Kid’s Café sites will be distributing meals.

Club Esteem, 3316 Monroe Ave, Melbourne
(In front of Lipscomb Community Center)

Cocoa PAL, 307 Blake Ave, Cocoa

To make a donation, or get a list of food items needed, please click here.

Give by mail: The Children’s Hunger Project, 1855 W. King Street Cocoa, FL 32926

Due to the uncertainty of what this coronavirus means to all of us, we have taken on the expense to make every effort to procure additional food from our distributors, so that we will be able to continue to feed the childrens of Brevard for the duration of this pandemic.

Please let us know if you have any questions. 321-610-1900. Thank you again for you continued support of The Children’s Hunger Project, and we wish you good health.