We are excited to announce The Children’s Hunger Project is partnering with us as beneficiary of FLORIDA TODAY Corporate 5K 2019!
Why we selected The Children’s Hunger Project
The Children’s Hunger Project is a great organization here in Brevard County helping to feed elementary school-age children by providing weekend food backpacks so they don’t have to experience hunger. We want to support their efforts in making a difference in the lives of the kids in our community!
How It Works
Each week on Friday, The Children’s Hunger Project helps as many elementary school children as possible to carry food home for the weekend in their backpack.
Food items include ravioli or spaghetti and meatballs, milk, juice boxes, breakfast bar, cereal and other items.
This kid-friendly food is lightweight and easy for kids to handle – no cooking is required. Even if the power is out the kids can still pull the top off a can of Beanie Weenies.
On Monday, the kids return to school but with a better and healthier foundation for learning.
Our goal is to ensure that elementary school children, at least on weekends, will have basic nutrition.
The Need Is Real
In Brevard County the number of children in the free and reduced-price mealprogram exceeds 50%. Some elementary schools have 80% or more of their kids on the free and reduced-price meal program with many of them at risk of childhood hunger and malnutrition.