Free lunches for kids during summer

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH)– Volunteers in Naugatuck are going door to door right now to spread the word about free lunches for kids this summer. It’s part of the Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign.

About 20 percent of Connecticut schoolchildren get free or reduced lunch at school. During the summer those kids still need nutritious lunches.

Volunteers spread out all over the borough of Naugatuck Monday to hand out fliers telling people how it works.

“We have nine sites throughout the entire town. They can come between 11:30 and 12:30 and get a balanced lunch of a sandwich and fruit, and also treats. We offer pizza every Friday during the school year, so during the summer we have pizza every Friday as well,” said Kate Murphy, Food Service Director.

The sites are at school and parks wherever kids congregate during the summer.

You don’t even have to sign up. And it’s going on in other towns, too.

You can call 2-1-1 or go to ctsummerfood.org.

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