Wednesday September 13, 2017
The Sharing Center of Central Brevard is Open following Hurricane Irma. We resumed normal operations today and will have our normal schedule.
Office Hours – 9:00Am – 3:00Pm
Community Kitchen will be serving a hot meal Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:00Pm Sunday 2pm-3pm
Thrift Store: Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm & Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm
Our Thrift Store on Merritt Island remains closed due to Hurricane Irma
The Sharing Center of Central Brevard would like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who helped make the First Inaugural Health First Fight Child Hunger 5K a huge success.
Please join us in thanking the following:
All the Runners who came out to Fight Child Hunger!
Our Honorary Event Chair Bob Gabordi and his daughter Jessica, all the great people at Health First, Florida Today, iHeart Media, GEO Ropert with Ropert and Partners Public Relations, The Running Zone, Bob Barnes, Keith Gee & the board, staff, & volunteers at the Children’s Hunger Project, & the board, staff, & volunteers at the Sharing Center of Central Brevard.
Brevard 100: Merritt Island Masonic Lodge #353, Rockledge Rotary Foundation, South Brevard 500 Club, Rotary Club of Cocoa, Health First, Artemis, Craig Technologies, Great SE Flooring America, The Christian Culinarian, LLC, Blair’s Body Shop, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sunshine Bank, Hyundai Dealers, Sorensen Moving & Storage, Uno Restaurant, Radial Employees, Wuesthoff Health System, B. Davis, Susan Blakeslee, Laurilee Thompson, Ricardo Layun, James M. Jenkins.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are in need of volunteers for our Cocoa location. We have volunteer opportunies in our Food Pantry on Mondays and our Thrift Stores in Cocoa at 113 Auroa Street and at our Merritt Island Thrift Store located at 172 E. Merritt Island Causeway (right across from the Olive Garden). Hours are flexible and no experience is necessary. If you find yourself with some spare time on your hands we’d love for you to join our team of volunteers. 100% of the proceeds from our Thrift Stores helps fund our Basic Needs Programs. Help us help other by volunteering. If you’re interested please call Debbie in Cocoa at (321) 631-0306 Ext. 108 or for Merritt Island call Marcea at (321) 338-2917.
The Sharing Center is in need of family size hygiene items. Each and every day we have several requests for hygiene items. Many times we don’t have the items on hand to give. Here is a list of items needed:
Thanks for helping us help others.
Through our partnership with the Children’s Hunger Project we now provide over 300 food packets to local school kids and 70 Bags of food (per week) to students families so kids don’t go hungry while away from school. It’s a great program!
Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition may set up a cycle of poor performance. Hunger also may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Bag Pack Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
Help us feed those children in need. The average cost per child is $8.00 per week. The supplemental food will be provided to school children at local elementary schools whose homes are considered to be food insecure. The children who receive the supplemental food are enrolled in the Free Reduce Lunch Program and will be given an allotment of food each Friday to ensure they have food to eat while at home for the weekend.
Currently we are providing 70 Bag Packs per week. Our Goal for the 2013-14 school year is to Provide 80 Bag Packs per week but we can’t do it without your help. You can donate online by clicking the “Make a Difference Donate” Button above. Please indicate that your donation is for the Bag Pack Feeding Program or you can send a check to:
Sharing Center of Central Brevard
Children’s Feeding Program
P.O. Box 3363
Cocoa, FL 32924-3363
One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to support this feeding program.