Marcus Ingeldsen, Bob Barnes, Michael Cadore
TCHP founder Bob Barnes wins FLORIDA TODAY VRA Citizen of the Year Award! A tireless advocate for children, he co-founded The Children’s Hunger Project in 2010 and, as Bob says, they were “Guided by Angels” throughout, starting with one school and serving 47 children to its current 3700+ children being served at 50 area schools!
“It was an honor to attend the FLORIDA TODAY VRA Awards alongside Bob and other founders JY Clerc and David Cohen to recognize TCHP and Bob as Citizen of the Year. Bob continues to be a beacon of hope for our Brevard County children.” Cheryl Cominsky, TCHP Executive Director. (Founder Sam Jordan not pictured.)
“We want to recognize and highlight the good in our community, we want to celebrate when things go right,” said Mara Bellaby, FLORIDA TODAY executive editor. “When people make a difference and they change Brevard for the better.”
“These are the people, the businesses and the organizations who truly put the community first,” said John Torres, engagement editor for FLORIDA TODAY. “They are the brightest stars in Brevard and shine as true for us all.”
Bob is the current Executive Director of Aspiration Academy
, a nonprofit providing extra coaching and tutelage to some high potential students who have limited access to opportunities. He continues to serve actively on the TCHP board.
Bob Barnes interview with FLORIDA TODAY: