The Children's Hunger Project APRIL 2016 Newsletter

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APRIL 2016
Wow! $25k from Jersey Mike's Subs!

BOB BARNES
There are not too many words that match the power of, “Wow”!  And Wow! it is as we reflect on the marvelous job done by the Jersey Mike’s Subs stores on their annual Day of Giving in which all proceeds from their five Brevard stores will go to help our kids.  Over 166 kids will be on our upcoming school year’s program as a direct result of the hard work and generosity of Bryan Price and his team.  Click here for impressive details and pictures.

Others are also willing to roll up their sleeves and help us feed our kids. 
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic is sponsoring the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth" this coming Saturday, April 9.  This “must see” concert has a portion of the proceeds going to support The Children’s Hunger Project.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera will have a
Walk-A-Thon a week later with proceeds going to our kids.

In May,
Temple Beth Sholom will have their Toast & Taste event with a portion of the proceeds going to address the hunger and malnutrition problem in Brevard County.

In spite of remarkable problems our kids are facing, it is good to know that Brevard’s business and religious communities are stepping up to the plate instead of waiting for “someone” to help out.  

The problems we address are so incomprehensible, they beg questions.  Here is a recent example:

If these children qualify for free or reduced lunch, why is it assumed that they are going hungry on the weekend?  Wouldn't the parents or families be eligible for food stamps or whatever it is nowadays?


Click here for the full response.

Thank you for your continuing and loving support of our kids.
~ Bob Barnes
 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Larry Ciaccia, Chair
David Brooks, Vice-Chair
Karen Montas, Secretary
Larry Lohman, Treasurer
Delores Spearman
Kendall Moore
Malak Hammad
Samuel Jordan
Steven Montgomery
Summit Shah
 
COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
Andy Anderson
Christine Canavan
David Cohen
Javier Molinares
Jean-Yves Clerc
Jeff Salter  
Lorraine Jones
Phyllis Rhinehart
Richard Charbonneau
Robert Johnson
Sarah Anthony
Sean Phelan
Stephanie Haridopolos
Stephen Lacey
 
OUR STAFF
Executive Director   
Robert Barnes

Director of Operations
Alice Healey
Office Manager
Cynthia Thompson
 
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Tackling child hunger in Brevard
Good News!
Over $25,000 raised!  Because of your support at Jersey Mike's, more children will have nutrition on weekends. Thanks to Bryan Price and employees for all their support.
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Upcoming Events
18 Holes FORE 18 Kids
Hyundai Presents the 2nd Annual
18 Holes FORE 18 Kids Golf Tournament ~ April 23

Duran Golf Club in Viera. Sponsors are sought. Contact Bob Barnes at 321-610-1900 or email Bob.  
Online registration
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1964 THE TRIBUTE
“Best Beatles Tribute on Earth” ~ April 9
at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic.  Our kids will benefit.  Read more
 
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Children Helping Children ~ April 16
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera is having a Children Helping Children Walk-A-Thon on April 16 with proceeds benefitting our kids. Learn more
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Fiesta_Brevard Fiesta Brevard ~ April 22 
Join your neighbors, friends and colleagues for this perennial favorite. Buy yout tickets from us now and we get to keep the proceeds! Email us with the number of tickets you need 
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island-lincoln-driven-to-give Test Drive at Island Lincoln for our kids ~ May 21
Test drive a Lincoln on May 21 and The Children’s Hunger Project will get $20 to help feed a hungry elementary school age child.  Learn more.
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SHARING CENTER CENTRAL BREVARD 2016
5k Run / Walk / Push ~ October 22
Sharing Center of Central Brevard and The Children’s Hunger Project have joined forces for a 5k Run / Walk / Push event on October 22nd.  Businesses can support us. Learn more
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Pet_Supermarket Pet Supermarket (and Santa) ~ November 5 and 12
Your pet’s picture with Santa will help hungry kids in Brevard! Learn more
More Good News!
MERRITT ISLAND MASONS Merritt Island Masons have a rich tradition of giving
Merritt Island Masons celebrate 50 years of strong community involvement and support.  Merritt Island Now tells their story.
Click here
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BENCH
Tiny Girl, Big Dreams!
Our future is bright with upcoming leaders such as Acacia Woodley. 
According to Acacia, “Every kid should know they can make their dreams possible and that they are unstoppable”. Learn more
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BREVARD BAR Brevard Bar Foundation serves our kids
Brevard Bar Foundation volunteers assembled food packages. Foundation board members then presented a check to Bob Barnes.
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LOCKHEED MARTIN Lockheed Martin's SOUPER support for our kids
Lockheed Martin employees and friends participated in a “packing party” in conjunction with SOUPER Bowl of Caring. 400 lbs. of food and a check were donated.
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GRIMALDI-CANDY-CO Grimaldi Candy Company
Grimaldi Candy Company, strong supporter of our kids, is highlighted in FLORIDA TODAY
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GET INVOLVED
VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers -  for packing dates & more
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BUSINESS SUPPORTERSBusinesses -
you can help!
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OVERCOMING POVERTY MANDELA QUOTEI am so thankful for this program because sometimes we have nothing to feed our children. It is hard to accept that I can't sometimes meet my kids’ basic needs. Hopefully one day I can give back to others. Thank you for this program on and for those who give support."
 
~ Parent of 3, McAuliffe Elementary
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Make a difference now, during your lifetime
and support our kids in the future
Make donations during your lifetime, and other "planned gifts" in your estate plan. Learn more
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BRUCE NELSON CHILD HUNGER CENTER · 1855 W. King Street · Cocoa, FL  32926 · 321-610-1900
 
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