THE CHILDRENS HUNGER PROJECT INC

We see a hungry kid. We buy food. We feed the kid.

aka The Children's Hunger Project   |   Cocoa, FL   |  thechildrenshungerproject.org

Mission

We see a hungry kid. We buy food. We feed the kid. The Children's Hunger Project is in place to give hope to at-risk kids. Our objective is to nurture the body, mind, and heart of hungry elementary school-aged children in Brevard County. We aspire to provide these children with nutrition in a dignified and respectful manner thus giving them a reason to believe.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Mrs. Cheryl Cominsky

Main address

26 Forrest Avenue

Cocoa, FL 32922 USA

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EIN

36-4686823

NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Backpack Program - Providing weekend nutrition to at risk students

The Children’s Hunger Project provides weekend nutrition to over 2,200 elementary school-aged children serving 49 elementary schools in Brevard County. We can do this because we have the privilege of collaborating with local foundations, corporations, individuals and more.
Our nonprofit provides kid friendly, school nutritionist approved items: fruit and vegetable juices, low fat milk, high protein and whole grain foods; nutrients children need for overall health. Because we shop multiple vendors and take advantage of bulk purchases, we ensure lowest prices.
At The Children's Hunger Project, volunteers assemble packs as our staff educates them on what their contribution means to the children of Brevard County. They pack food items into bags and seal packages with a smile then place twenty per box to be stacked on pallets. In the following days, thirteen dedicated volunteer drivers arrive and select their share of the 2,200 packages to be delivered to elementary schools in Brevard County. Volunteers reach their assigned schools where they carefully check their lists and count off the correct number of food packs to be left for deserving kids.
Before kids leave school Friday, caring teachers stuff backpacks with packs that benefit them through the weekend and help them return to school ready to learn on Monday.
Kids who receive our food packs go to homes that cannot provide them with needed nutrition. Kids provided with fun, kid friendly choices that also meet high nutrition standards, so they can return to school on Monday ready to learn.

Population(s) Served
Students
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Financials

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THE CHILDRENS HUNGER PROJECT INC

Board of directors
as of 08/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Karen Montas

Johnson & Montas PA


Board co-chair

Mr. Jonathan Reed

Johnson & Montas PA

Kendall Moore

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Larry Ciaccia

Community Volunteer

Malak Hammad

Community Volunteer

Rosy Ojha

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Meagan Anderson

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Samuel Jordan

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Jonathan Reed

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Summerpal Kahlon, MD

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Delores Spearman

Community Volunteer

Marci Bratman

Community Volunteer

Tina Descovich

Brevard School Board

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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