The Children’s Hunger Project Needs Your Help, Must Find New Location In Next 90 Days
By Bob Barnes, The Children's Hunger Project Executive Director // April 15, 2016
provides food packages for over 1,500 kids
ABOVE VIDEO: Each week on Friday, The Children’s Hunger Project help as many elementary school children as possible to carry food home in their backpack.
Can you help us? The Children’s Hunger Project is in a critical situation in which we must find a new location for our operation in the next 90 days.
Anything you can do to assist us will be greatly appreciated.
Here are the basics of what we need to enable us to provide food packages for over 1,500 kids each weekend:
• Large floor space for the packing portion of our operation (approximately 3,000 square feet)
• Space for offices and normal business storage
• Temperature controlled building
• Lots of parking for volunteers after 5 p.m. (about 20-25 cars at each packing session)
• In the Cocoa, Rockledge or Melbourne area
• Relatively easy to get to from I-95 or near US 1
• Loading dock would be a plus, but not critical
You may personally know or have contacts in the real estate business that might be knowledgeable about our specific needs. There could be someone in your civic group, religious congregation, or circle of friends and associates that could play a key role in helping us.
You may know someone with an empty building or warehouse that could be donated or leased at a reasonable price.
Our staff does not need anything fancy. We can work on crates or folding tables. This is important for you to know because the building will not require fancy offices or other types of expensive build-outs.
If a donation is made for all or part of the rent, The Children’s Hunger Project will provide all appropriate paperwork to substantiate that fact for tax purposes.
I am available at any time to speak with any person that might donate the space for a few years or who might provide a discounted rental price.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. I cannot emphasize how critical this is from a timing standpoint, as we are under a tight deadline.
– By Bob Barnes, The Children’s Hunger Project Executive Director