September is National Hunger Action Month which is why it is an appropriate month to recognize that almost half of Brevard County’s 73,000 students participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program. This lunch program is used as the key indicator of hunger and poverty in a geographic area.
Trim Hunger and The Salon Professional Academy in Melbourne Square Mall have partnered with The Children’s Hunger Project to help feed kids at risk of hunger. Owner Kristen Kohl has created a program in which the public can help address this problem.
Throughout September and concluding on Sunday, September 27, the academy will host special fundraising efforts.
“For just a $10 donation anyone can proudly show their support with an orange ‘thumbie’ as we put orange nail polish on your thumb,” said Kristen. “For a $20 donation you will make sure that kids on the charity’s program get a free haircut. For $150 you can sponsor a child and make sure they get a package of food each weekend during the entire school year.”
Donors are invited to share a “selfie” on social media with their orange “thumbie” while showing their charitable act for hunger awareness. All proceeds for Trim Hunger and The Salon Professional Academy will go directly to food for elementary school age kids supported by The Children’s Hunger Project.