Over the past 10 weeks in the midst of the pandemic, TCHP and hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to feed Brevard County children while adjusting their routines to follow state and CDC guidelines.
COVID-19 10 Week Summary
Over the past ten weeks, The Children’s Hunger Project
- Provided 56,000 weekend food packages for hungry children up to age 18.
- Recruited and organized over 1,000 food packing and distribution volunteers.
- TCHP volunteers logged more than 3,500 hours preparing and providing weekend food packages at all 27 school distribution sites.
- TCHP provided additional weekend food packages for local organizations to include Students in Transition, Cocoa and Melbourne PAL, Brevard Cares, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Club Esteem.
Child Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Break
As summer arrives, TCHP continues and broadens its commitment to feed hungry children in light of increased need resulting from the pandemic.
In June, the needs for Brevard County children are high:
- 3,300 food packets are projected to be needed weekly at 15 BPS sites.
- An additional $52,800 must be raised to support the increased need during June.
TCHP will continue meal delivery for children throughout the summer, partnering with United Way of Brevard’s “Feed and Read” program, which provides nutrition, mentoring, and free books to children during the summer school break. Learn More