Summer meals are free, nutritious, meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens, 18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer when school is out. Meals are made possible through federal nutrition programs, like the:
Summer meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are comprised of milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat or another protein. To see if particular dietary substitutions can be made, parents or caregivers should contact the sponsor of the program. Sponsor contact information, when available, can be found by using the Location Finder on this website. Some locations serve breakfast and snacks as well as lunch.
Some summer meals locations do have activities to help create a fun environment for kids & teens. Activities can be arts and crafts, team sports/outdoor activities, board games, or reading activities. Certain summer meals sites also have cooking classes, nutrition education lessons, gardening sessions, and/or visits from local community guests.
Parents and/or guardians should feel free to:
Kids & teens are supervised at the summer meals locations by adult site supervisors and volunteers.
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Connecticut No Kid Hungry® Campaign is a partnership between Share our Strength, End Hunger CT!, and Governor Dannel Malloy to help end childhood hunger in Connecticut by 2015.
End Hunger Connecticut!’s mission is to eliminate hunger in the state through legislative and administrative advocacy, outreach and public education. We move people toward food security and self-sufficiency.
Share Our Strength® is a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America. Share Our Strength’s® highest priority is to make sure that every child in America gets the nutritious food he or she needs to learn, grow, and thrive.