Face of Change has provided over 250,000 meals in the last year to needy children in families in both Africa and in our own backyard within Brevard County.
The first Face of Change meal packaging event was held in January of 2011 and was attended by 600 volunteers who packaged over 100,000 nutritionally complete, United Nations standard meals that were shipped to Tanzania, Africa to aid starving women and children. “The event was an absolutely tremendous success,” Clevens said of the event.
Dr. Clevens recognizes that there are needy within our own communities and Face of Change has worked hard to bring cares and meals to our own needy neighbors as well as those abroad.
On September 10, 2011, Face of Change hosted their second food packaging event at Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, FL. 100,000 meals were shipped to Tanzania and 100,000 remained in Brevard.
In October 2012, a record 750 volunteers joined Dr. Clevens, his staff and family to give their time and help package nearly 105,000 meals for the hungriest children and families in Brevard County. In addition, almost 1,000 pounds of food and other items were received and donated to the Women’s Center and The Children’s Hunger Project. In one day, our community transformed almost 15,000 pounds of raw material- rice, pasta, soy protein, cheese, beans and vitamins- that arrived from Iowa via tractor trailer truck into individually packaged meals that Second Harvest food bank accepted in donation from Face of Change.
On June 2, 2013, Face of Change partnered with and supporting local food charities — the Children’s Hunger Project, Second Harvest Food Bank, the United Way of Brevard and the Brevard Hunger Alliance – to help needy kids in Brevard County. Thanks to 2,000 community volunteers, we packaged 110,000 ready to eat and ready to cook meals for Brevard County children and families distributed this summer.
Our goal is to continue to support and host events to benefit those in need both locally and abroad.
Our next packaging event will take place in the fall of 2013. Follow us on facebook for up-to-date news: Read more