On February 15, a very special event highlighted The Children’s Hunger Project’s exceptional work in conjunction with the community to help address the problem of weekend hunger for young children in Brevard County.
Two local elementary school students shared a passionate message which touched our hearts as they described how these modest packets make a huge difference in their families lives week after week.
The Children’s Hunger Project helps as many primary school students as possible carry food home for the weekend in their backpacks each week. TCHP now serves over 2,900 local elementary school students in 47 Brevard schools. Volunteers prepare and pack all of our food, and they also transport it to the schools.
The Children’s Hunger Project collaborates with Brevard Public School nutritionists to guarantee that the children fed receive adequate nutrition, and the meal packages continue to improve. We applaud area businesses, civic groups, and community leaders that volunteer, sponsor, raise funds, and promote awareness to help us feed more children.
When students return to school at the start of the week, they have a better and healthier basis on which to learn. The purpose is to provide basic weekend meals to primary school children at least on weekends.
Our speakers included:
- Terri Bagby, Endeavour Elementary – Senior Coordinator of Brevard Public Schools
- Corky Calhoun – Pastor at Georgianna Church
- Third grade students from Palm Bay Elementary with Barbara Miller
- Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools
- Rev. John Britto Antony, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community
- Katye Campbell, Brevard County School Board District 5
A special THANK YOU to our lunch sponsors:
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community
Everlasting Love Sponsor
Jack and Kathy Chamblin Family Foundation
True Love Sponsors
Puppy Love Sponsors
Stefania Colucciello of Coastal Bloom