Holy Trinity TCHP Club and National Honor Society worked together to help Brevard kids at risk of hunger. A food drive was held and nearly $1,000 in food was donated!
TCHP Club members then packed 100 food packages at Holy Trinity that afternoon, and loaded it up to be transported to TCHP. Holy Trinity has been a supporter of TCHP since its earliest days. See below for more history.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and Titusville High teamed up for a packing event!
Mrs. Benhase, Chaplain Garcia and Mrs. Durrance had the 6th grade Improvement Team (the “I-Team”) pack boxes for the Children’s Hunger Project today. The students were happy to help other children in need.
HT welcomed Cheryl Cominsky, Executive Director of the Children’s Hunger Project, and Jewel Johnson, TCHP Operations Manager, to second chapel where they was presented with an oversized card signed by the 7th grade along with a check for $1,000 to support the non-profit.
DID YOU KNOW: In Brevard County, the number of children in the free and reduced-price meal program exceeds 50%? Some elementary schools have 80% or more of their kids on the free and reduced-price meal program with many of them at risk of childhood hunger and malnutrition. Childhood hunger leads to a weaker immune system, difficulty in learning and paying attention in class, and behaving properly to retain what they learn. Hungry kids are sick more often and have lower academic achievement. Additionally, under-nutrition, along with environmental factors associated with poverty can permanently slow and/or reduce physical growth, brain development, and cognitive functioning.
For more than 10 years, The Children’s Hunger Project, through volunteer efforts and donations, has provided weekend meals for these struggling families. As a result, Brevard county students have benefited from the meals provided by the Children’s Hunger Project by seeing improved school attendance, better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, and improved health.
Some pics from the Holy Trinity 7th Grade Social and Service Project event held in August at the Tiger Athletic Complex. Our incoming junior high students – HT’s Class of 2027 – had a chance to hang out, play some games, get to know each other, and also do some good for those less fortunate, by helping pack more than 300 meal kits for the Children’s Hunger Project! Now that’s #TigerProud!
Thank you to all those who supported our community service efforts today with The Children’s Hunger Project! It was a huge success and the students did an amazing job packing food for the hungry children in our area.