The USDA requires ALL School Nutrition Sponsors to conduct Summer Meals Outreach

Childhood food insecurity remains at unacceptable levels across the country and children are most acutely at risk in the summer when they do not have access to school meals. There were 689 sites in the summer of 2017 across Connecticut offering free meals to children 18 years and younger, yet only 1 out of 4 of CT’s children who access school meals are accessing Free Summer Meals.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if you do not have a Summer Meals program in your town, children ages 18 and younger may visit Open Summer Meals sites anywhere in the state to receive a meal. There is no application, identification or commitment to participate in Summer Meals. Take the time to share this valuable information with the families in your community.

If you have any questions about Summer Meals, please contact Caroline Cooke at the CSDE at caroline.cooke@ct.gov or 860-807-2144.


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