When the temperature drops to 45 degrees or below we convert our community kitchen in to a Cold Night Shelter. Please call (321) 631-0306 Ext. 110 or visit our Facebook Page to see if the shelter is planning to be open. Doors open at 6:00 PM and space is limited. A meal will be served. Any donations of blankets or winter clothing is appreciated.
All are welcome.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Health First Fight Child Hunger 5K a huge success. We had over 350 runners join us Saturday January 13th, 2018 at Viera High School to help us raise the awareness and raise funds to fight of Child Hunger in Brevard County. We have so many reason to be thankful. Thanks to our partners at the Children’s Hunger Project. Thanks to Bob Gabordi and his daughter Jessica for being our Honorary Chair for the event again this year. We also want to thank our great event sponsors Health First & PIRTEK, as well as all the Brevard Best sponsors. Thanks to our media sponsors iHeart Media, Florida Today, & The Home Town News. Thanks to the Lions Club of Satellite Beach for cooking the runners pancake breakfast. Thanks to Cheney Brothers and Sysco for donating all the food and snacks! Thanks to Viera High for allowing us to use your great facilities. Thanks to the Running Zone for their great coordination and hard work. We can’t have a race without runners! Thanks to all the great runners who came out to run! Thanks to all the volunteers and staff from the Children’s Hunger Project and the Sharing Center of Central Brevard. 100% of the proceeds raised will go to purchase food for our programs.
The fight is still on going. Help us raise awareness of the efforts to fight childhood hunger by The Children’s Hunger Project and the Sharing Center of Central Brevard. To learn more visit: www.fightchildhunger5k.org
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.