World's Largest Food Packing Event a Success!

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All Photos, unless attributed to others, are courtesy of Cathy Heinz Photography

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The World’s Largest Food Packing Event, co-sponsored by Health First, United Way and The Children’s Hunger Project was:

Amazing / Astonishing / Awe-Inspiring / Awesome / Beyond belief / Breathtaking / Brilliant / Dazzling / Extraordinary / Fabulous / Fantastic / Grand / Great / Hard to believe / Impressive / Improbable / Incredible / Magnificent / Majestic / Marvelous / Out of this world / Remarkable / Spectacular / Stunning / Stupendous / Superb / Tremendous / Unbelievable / Wonderful



I am sure you are resting up from this weekend’s event which YOU were Marvelous!!!  I can only imagine the work you did with the volunteers to get this ready! Outstanding does not even express it!

A BIG thank you for helping the kids! 

Stephanie Franklin

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“Thank You”

is not enough for what our volunteers did for the hungry and undernourished kids in Brevard County on Saturday, February 8.



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Hi Bob.
We enjoyed our SECOND packing event very much! Blair is a pro now.  It is such a joy seeing everyone coming together, learning about the real issues and working together to solve them.


You and your team are a complete inspiration and we are fortune to have all of you leading this charge.  So, so, so happy Health First was a leader in this!

 - Kimberly Agee / Health First


In addition to our deep appreciation to the over 2,600 volunteers that gave of their time to help us pack over $110,000.00 worth of food, we want to thank the following businesses that supported us with a donation of time, personnel and products: (Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of our kids)


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Health First * United Way * Winn-Dixie * Florida Institute of Technology * Wingspan Portfolio Advisors * Cathy Heinz Photography * DRTV Productions * Broken Barrel Tavern * Panera Bread * MZM Mobile DJ * All Cities Expo Services * Radio One, Inc. (Orlando) * Staples Printing * Jack's Wrecker Services * Pepsi * Cumulus Radio (NASH-FM 102.7, WAIA 107.1, SportsRadio 95.9) * Clear Channel Radio (LiteRock 99.3, WMMB-AM 1240, KISS 95.1) * WFIT-FM 89.5




It was our absolute pleasure and an honor to be invited to participate in such a wonderful cause. The event was excellent, well attended, and extremely organized.

More important than thanking me, I'd like to thank you, Dave, and the entire Children's Hunger Project organization for all you do to support our children, and the hunger problem that exists. Please keep us in mind for future projects.

Warm regards,
Scott Sorensen, President/CEO
Sorensen Moving & Storage



I love that our school had a vibrant presence in this community service project! Great job!

- Sophia S. Tomadakis


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Congratulations to Sarah & her team of volunteers! They did an amazing job coordinating today's event!
- Manuela Moffitt

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Hi Bob!   I was honored to be part of the amazing food packing date last Saturday - what a successful outcome!  What an eye-opener too- it's one thing to hear about children receiving food to take home, quite another to package it and see it with your own eyes!
- Pam Nelson, Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club


This was awesome to be part of
- Lorrie King-Fox



Can't view the time-lapse video by Cathy Heinz, above?  Click here to view it!

Click here to link to coverage on the day of the event in FLORIDA TODAY

Click here to link to our Facebook album with over 600 photos (prepare to be overwhelmed)

Click here for FLORIDA TODAY coverage in Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

Click here to link to WFIT's Terri Wright interview with Jennifer Short, District Director of Winn-Dixie

Click here to link to FIT's story in Space Coast Daily

Click here to link to photo coverage on IHeart Radio LiteRock 99.3 FM

Click here to link to front page coverage in Hometown News

Click here to link to coverage on Central Florida News 13

Click here to link to Space Coast IHB Soccer Club coverage

 Hats off to ALL of you!!

- Marcy Dunlap


What a great organization! This project was amazing! Thank you for everything you do! — at Florida Institute of Technology.

Sarah Nicolosi Yoder
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We helped pack food for The The Children's Hunger Project's World's biggest packing event today. #givingback



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 That is awesome!  Yesterday, I ran into a woman at the bowling alley with one of the Health First shirts on, it was an instant conversation starter and we are now FB friends!  Then I went to church at Ascension and saw another lady wearing the shirt!!

It was exceptionally well organized for the amount of people in attendance.  Well done....

Cathy Heinz


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Such a rewarding time

- Wenona Hale Dunlap



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Thank you Bob. It was a great day and I get such a good feeling see all the enthusiastic people coming out to help feed the kids. I got back a lot more than I gave.

- Larry Ciaccia

I participated this past Saturday in the packing event and I just wanted to thank you all for the incredible work you did. I can't begin to imagine all the time and effort it took to get that set up. I was so moved by the whole experience and I'm still thinking about it (and telling people about it). I saw the 30-second time lapse video this morning - unbelievable!

Thanks for all the work you do for the children. Until now, I was unaware of the immense need for your organization in our community. I can honestly say that this one event really changed me as a person, so thanks for that too. :)
- Julie Weal



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 It was a tremendous day!!

 - Matt Kilcullen Jr. / FIT


Thank you again for letting us be a part of your efforts!

Susan and the Rotaract Club of Cocoa Eastern Florida State College



 I had fun, when is the next day to do this? How about in April? - Julie Noble


Thanks for everyone who came to support The Children's Hunger Project this weekend. We were in the second shift of workers. You can start to see our green Character Ed shirts about 10 seconds in, towards the top right of the screen

- Misses Koos


I would like to join the packing for February 23 if possible.  I enjoyed packing on February 8th, that was lots of fun!  Loved the energy!

Nancy Rodriguez

What a crowd and what a result! Thank you to The Children's Hunger Project for what all they do. Glad we were part of it.
- Maurice Arcadier

AWESOME DAY....... Thanks Bob.

Robert Johnson



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An awesome experience for a much needed cause!

Jane Cox

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We wanted to thank you for the opportunity to help at the packing event.  My girls really enjoyed helping.  Your speech in the beginning of the event for our session was great.

 We as parents also loved reading the brochure you handed out.  It is crazy to know so many kids go hungry over the weekends.

 Hopefully my email address will stay on a communication list of other events.  We also would like other opportunities to help. 

Thanks again for allowing us to participate.  Troop 1559!  Wendy Gaydar



Job well done!  Congrats on your hard work planning and organizing this!

- Judy Koh










  United Way Partner Agency