1 in 5 Connecticut Children Are Food Insecure
One in five children in Connecticut are food insecure. Their access to nutritious food is limited or uncertain. They may rely on free meal programs at school and face a meal gap on the weekends or during the summer when school is out. Their families may need to make difficult choices like paying utility bills or buying food. At the Connecticut Food Bank, our Kids’ BackPack and GRoW! Programs are important ways we fight this problem. Feeding America has information about child hunger, its impact and ways you can get involved.