CT Summer Meals for Kids

WTNH/Renee Chmiel

NEW HAVEN (WTNH) — School is out for kids, But that can be devastating for some children whose parents are struggling to make ends meet. A local program is trying to make sure no kids go hungry in the state.

The USDA’s Summer Meals Program offers free, nutritious meals to children and teens ages 18 and under all summer long. There are hundreds of sites across Connecticut serving up free meals this year, including libraries, parks, schools and other community spaces.

Many sites also offer activities for participating children, giving them access to a nutritious meal in a positive social setting. Roughly 1 out of 4 low-income children in Connecticut who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year also participate in these programs.

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