Wednesday, October 10, 2012

105,000 Meals Packaged For Brevard County's Hungry

MELBOURNE, Florida -- Dr. Ross Clevens, a Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist, hosted the third Face of Change food-packaging event on Saturday, October 6th at Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida.

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.   The volunteers included friends of the practice, staff and students from Florida Air Academy, and local business and community members.

In one day, the 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 over 100,000 individually packaged meals that Second Harvest food bank accepted in donation from Face of Change.  The meals filled two Second Harvest trucks.

Additionally,  almost 1,000 pounds of food and other items that were donated to the Women's Center and The Children's Hunger Project.

“This day reminds me how thankful I am for all that we have and that we have the ability to help those in our own community who are less fortunate,” said Dr. Clevens, host of the event. 

In addition to hosting local food packaging events for Face of Change, Dr. Clevens travels to Tanzania in eastern Africa twice a year on a medical mission trip to help those in need. The Africa mission brings free medical and surgical care to the Singida Region of Tanzania, East Africa through Outreach Africa. 


Face of Change is a 501c3 charitable foundation founded by Dr Clevens and his family to feed the hungry and provide medical care to the needy in both Central Florida and East Africa.

Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, Brevard's Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon brings Ivy League training and a delicate touch to patient care. Dr. Clevens employs the latest technologies at The Clevens Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery where he specializes in state-of-the-art Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, laser treatments, and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation. Offices in Melbourne, Suntree and Merritt Island, FL.