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.
The Children’s Hunger Project started with a dream and a goal. Thanks to many volunteers and supporters, we have served Brevard County children without missing a single school week, since 2010. TCHP has delivered food packages to help as many elementary school children as possible – kid-friendly food added to their backpack by teachers, that is lightweight and easy for the kids to handle with no cooking required.
The kids return to school with a better and healthier foundation for learning. To continue serving and help those still on the wait list for weekend food fuels our passion and compassion to work on behalf of hungry kids in Brevard.
Join our campaign to feed hungry children in Brevard
Imagine a child who, for the most part, has the hopes and dreams of a typical ten-year-old. However, the odds in life are stacked against this child, since mom is working to make ends meet as a single parent, or a responsible guardian may not be present. This child may often have little food in the house, or they may be homeless. Children who are eligible for free breakfast and lunch at school can find that lunch on Friday is their last real meal until returning to school on Monday morning. That is almost 70 hours without nutrition.
It’s common knowledge among teachers that kids coming to school hungry on Monday are more prone to behavioral outbursts due to hunger. Research shows these children will also test 17% lower in math skills, are sick more often, and take longer to recover because of poor nutrition. Over 50% of students in Brevard County are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program at school. This statistic is important because this is the key indicator of hunger and poverty in a geographic area.
Your support can create a level playing field when it comes to success in school.
Will you make a monthly tax-deductible gift to help us fight child hunger in Brevard? You can make your gift online or mail a recurring donation. Please join this campaign so we can ensure a smaller wait list for weekend food in our schools. It makes a difference in the lives of children in our communities, bettering their future, and ours.