Cheryl Cominsky Selected Executive Director of Children’s Hunger Project, Has Deep Passion for Mission
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2020
Cominsky served as volunteer BEFORE accepting official role with The Children’s Hunger Project
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Hunger Project has more than doubled the number of meals provided to 5,840 children at Brevard Public Schools distribution sites
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cheryl Cominsky has been selected as the new Executive Director of The Children’s Hunger Project, bringing to the position a diverse background of operations expertise, sales management and volunteerism.
“On behalf of the board we are excited that Cheryl will be our new Executive Director,” said Summit Shah, The Children’s Hunger Project Board Executive.
“We have every confidence that she will continue the progress The Children’s Hunger Project has made over the years, as she has demonstrated a deep passion for our mission and has the experience to lead us forward.”
Prior to accepting an official role with The Children’s Hunger Project four years ago, Cominsky served as a volunteer for two years.
As Community Outreach Coordinator, she became well-known for her ability to connect the mission of The Children’s Hunger Project with the goals of local businesses, organizations and faith-based groups.
Cominsky has deepened and broadened those relationships while leading the way with creative fundraising, event organization, and coordinating and motivating teams of volunteers.
“I am excited about this new, challenging opportunity,” said Cominsky.
“I look forward to continuing to serve local school children, and to ensure as many as possible are fed in Brevard County.”
In Brevard County, more than 50 percent of children utilize free and reduced-price meals through the schools. Although students have access to food during the week, the weekend can result in nearly 70 hours of hunger for many children.
The Children’s Hunger Project started with a dream and a goal to provide weekend meals at elementary schools for as many children as possible and has not missed a single school weekend since its beginning.
Thanks to its founders, Bob Barnes, David Cohen, Sam Jordan and Jean-Yves Clerc, The Children’s Hunger Project began its mission in 2010 with 27 children at one school.
With continued expansion under former Executive Director Keith Gee, The Children’s Hunger Project grew to serve 2,300 children at 47 schools.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Hunger Project has more than doubled the number of meals provided to 5,840 children at Brevard Public Schools distribution sites, where meals are provided to all students age 18 and under. All food is prepped, packed and distributed by volunteers.
The Children’s Hunger Project is located at 1855 West King Street in Cocoa. For more information call 321-610-1900 or log on HERE.
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