Embrace Home Loans
recently sponsored and participated in the second annual Fight Child Hunger 5k, with proceeds benefiting The Central Brevard Sharing Center and The Children’s Hunger Project.
The Fight Child Hunger 5k was a truly groundbreaking event: A joint fundraiser for both The Central Brevard Sharing Center and The Children’s Hunger Project aimed at fighting against childhood hunger. The Children’s Hunger Project works to restore hope, and to nurture the minds and hearts of the hungry children of Brevard County by providing them with food assistance, and The Central Brevard Sharing Center provides emergency assistance to those in the Brevard community who may be struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.
“Each year, thousands of children who qualify for free or reduced-free meal program in Brevard’s public schools do not receive the nutrition they need on Saturday and Sunday,” said Bob Gabordi, Children’s Hunger Project Chairman. “We’d like every child in need to have healthy and substainable meals over the weekend so that they arrive at school ready to learn and grow!”
By raising money through the support of sponsors and participants, the race helped fill the lunchboxes of Brevard County students with much-needed food for their weekends, when they would not receive free meals at school. With almost 400 runners, the 5k was a huge success bringing more awareness to this important issue. Embrace volunteers and participants at the event were led by Viera Branch Manager Stephen Thaggard. Through Embrace Home Loans’ backing, The Children’s Hunger Project will be able to feed an additional 133 local children in 2018, and fewer children will go hungry on the Space Coast.
“At Embrace Home Loans, we are committed to helping those in our community, and we couldn’t think of a better way to exemplify that than to sponsor and participate in the Fight Child Hunger 5k,” said Jeff McGuiness, Chief Sales Officer of Embrace Home Loans. “It’s probably difficult for many of us to imagine that kids are going hungry right here in our own community, but the sad truth is that it’s happening. We are thrilled we got to be a part of such an inspirational and powerful event.”