Palm Bay Firefighters, Walmart To Help Feed Hungry Kids In Brevard
By Space Coast Daily // March 7, 2016
Children's Hunger Project
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – This Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Palm Bay Firefighters will host the 2016 Ladder Climb to help raise money for The Children’s Hunger Project.
The event will take place in the parking lot of the Walmart store on Malabar Road in Palm Bay. The money will be used to purchase food for distribution to local children that are coming to school hungry on Monday mornings.
Associates at the Malabar Road Walmart store will also be assisting the firefighters in their efforts to raise money for the local charity.
A Palm Bay Firefighter will climb their 100-foot aerial ladder truck for each gift card purchased at the Malabar Road Walmart store.
The Children’s Hunger Project provides packages of food each Friday to Brevard County elementary school age children who are undernourished and coming to school hungry on Monday mornings.
“There are young school children that go home each weekend with little or no food to eat,” said Firefighter John Mellace, who is helping to coordinate the event.
“The Children’s Hunger Project provides food for these hungry children. Whatever the Palm Bay Firefighters can do to support them is good for the kids and good for our community as a whole.”
The food packages empower children to have some nutrition for the weekend no matter the family circumstances.
The charity raises money locally with all funds distributed exclusively in Brevard County.
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ABOVE VIDEO: Each week on Friday, The Children’s Hunger Project will help as many elementary school children as possible to carry food home in their backpack. Food items include, for example, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, milk, juice boxes, breakfast bar, cereal and other similar food items.