Volunteers Make the Difference
ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS. We need more weekend food packages prepped and packed, and distributors at BPS schools on Fridays.
To make a donation, or get a list of food items needed, please click here.
Give by mail: The Children’s Hunger Project, 1855 W. King Street Cocoa, FL 32926
If you are signed up to volunteer and are experiencing symptoms please contact your medical provider. If you are not feeling good or are concerned about being part of a packing event at present, please call 321-610-1900 or via email contact us. Thank you.
The commitment and dedication of volunteers are critical to hungry kids and our everyday operations. From packing to heavy lifting, to letter writing and making phone calls, to helping with event setup and breakdown, and through sharing our story with the public, we are deeply grateful to have these volunteers as part of our organization.
Online Volunteer Forms
Printable Volunteer Form and Waiver
Meet Our Volunteers
Tim Brown, School Deliveries and Packing Volunteer Tim Brown is a familiar face throughout Brevard. Tim volunteers with many local charities – Meals on Wheels, Hospice of St. Francis, Senior Transerve and Volunteers in Motion among others. Tim and his wife, Cora frequently volunteer together. Tim was drawn to our charity when he decided he wanted to assist children. He works with “Take Stock in Children”, a program for deserving low-income youth and students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Tim, a “Santa double”, is seen over the holidays dressed in his red suit in the Viera parade or at a local mall.
Paula Dawson, Office Volunteer Paula knew she wanted to get involved in something worthwhile utilizing her background in schools and food. The Children’s Hunger Project was a great match. Her first career was as a teacher, then with Olive Garden Restaurants helping them grow into a major corporation. When she retired, she was the Senior VP of Operations overseeing 103 restaurants. Now Paula volunteers helping in our office, from writing thank you letters to donors, to taking inventory. “I love being able to help children while making an impact in my own back yard. The Children’s Hunger Project is a wonderful organization,” says Paula.
Lynne Hunter, Food Delivery Coordinator With a degree in elementary education from the UF, Lynne enjoys being able to volunteer on behalf of children. She is keenly aware of how what happens in the home has a great influence on what happens in the classroom. “The children who come to school in the morning from a home with a nurturing environment have a positive attitude, ready to meet new challenges. A child who is hungry or tired or worried is at a disadvantage before the first bell rings on Monday morning,” says Lynne. Lynne is proud to be involved with an organization that provides such a vital service to children.