Program Administration: Federal program administered nationally by U.S. Department of Agriculture is administered in Connecticut by the Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services at the State Department of Education, which contracts with local “Sponsors” who manage the individual feeding sites.
Program Description: Federally funded free summer food program for children age 0-18. (18 year olds ARE included.) Children with disabilities are eligible through age 21. Most sites are “open” sites, and they do not restrict by address or income. “Closed” sites are limited to the children enrolled in the program and are not open to any other children.
Meals are served Monday-Friday. Some sites offer breakfast and lunch, others just lunch. There is no charge for any of the meals.
Who is Eligible?
How to Obtain Service: Go to the site; It is not necessary to pre-register; Also, you can call the program sponsor to verify times, meals served and addresses.
For Problems Accessing Service at a Site, Contact DOE’s Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services.
To Find Sites:
End Hunger Connecticut! maintains a Summer Meal Site locator, which is generally populated with information by the time schools are closed for the summer.
Visit the End Hunger Connecticut! website for Summer Meals across Connecticut: http://www.endhungerct.org/resources/summer-meals/
Note regarding Summer of 2020: Due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the process for securing summer meal sites has been delayed. Check the End Hunger Connecticut website for further information
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Education, Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services; End Hunger Connecticut!
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2020