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BPS and TCHP will transition to 15 food distribution sites effective June 1 – June 30, 2020. The sites are as follows:
Cape View Elementary
Harbor City Elementary
Oak Park Elementary
Palm Bay Elementary
University Park Elementary
These sites were selected based on location and proximity to high poverty areas within the county to ensure students have access to meals. Due to summer heat and staffing constraints, meals will continue to be distributed Monday – Friday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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. 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.
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
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.