Melbourne. Florida (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
‘Face of Change,’ a non-profit charitable organization co-founded by Brevard County Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Ross Clevens, MD, will partner with several Brevard County Food Charities to host the 3rd annual
‘Face of Change’ community food packaging event, Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Brevard Community College Gymnasium.
The Children’s Hunger Project, Second Harvest Food Bank, the United Way of Brevard and the Brevard Hunger Alliance, along with ‘Face of Change’ will work together to “help the needy families of Brevard County,” said Dr. Ross Clevens, MD, FACS, Clevens Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
“We believe no child in Brevard should be hungry,” says Bob Barnes of the Children’s Hunger Project. “The need is real, and with our community’s help, we have the ability to make a difference."
Alarming stats show that 2 out of 5 kids in Brevard County live in households that struggle to put food on the table; 43,000 Brevard school kids (45%) received free and reduced price lunches in 2012 (compared to 22% of U.S. school children overall).
The initial idea for the meal packaging initiative was created after Dr. Ross Clevens, who frequently travels abroad on medical mission trips to perform surgical procedures with Outreach Africa International, realized that there was as much of a need for ‘nutritionally sound meals’ in those regions, as there was for health care.
Subsequently, Clevens incepted ‘Face of Change,’ and the first meal packaging event was held in January of 2011, with ‘nutritionally complete’ meals shipped via the United Nations, to Tanzania, Africa, to aid starving women and children.
Last October, a record 750 volunteers joined Dr. Clevens, his staff, and family to package another 105,000 meals for children and families in Brevard County. With that, nearly 1,000 pounds of food was donated to the Women's Center, The Children's Hunger Project, and The Second Harvest Food Bank. Since that first event, more than 400,000 meals have been packaged by the ‘Face of Change’ organization.
For more information on the upcoming ‘Face of Change’ Food Packaging Event, contact Jodie Hernandez at 321-727-3223, or jodieh(at)drclevens(dot)com.