SCPA 1st Thursday - Hungry People in Brevard - 6:30pm June 4
Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, downtown Melbourne FL 32901
Free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.
PROGRAM: Hungry Children, Veterans + Elderly in Brevard County
In the year 2015, in one of the richest countries on planet Earth -- the USA -- about 14.5 percent of U.S. households -- nearly 49.1 million Americans, including 15.8 million children -- struggle to put food on the table. In the USA, hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty.* (see editor note)
-- Hunger and Poverty Fact Sheet, FeedingAmerica.org
THREE SPEAKERS followed by Q+A
Meals on Wheels
by Cindy Flachmeier
Presdient + CEO, Aging Matters in Brevard, the parent organization for Meals on Wheels
Children's Hunger Project
by Bob Barnes
Executive Director, Children's Hunger Project
In Brevard County the number of children in the free and reduced-price meal program exceeds 45%. Some elementary schools have 80% or more of their kids on the free and reduced-price meal program with many of them at risk of childhood hunger and malnutrition.
by John Farrell
Established in 1987, Daily Bread served over 8,000 meals in its first six months. Currently, handles 'approximately 750,000 pounds of food products' yearly.
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