Summer Hunger

While summer vacation is considered to be freedom for many children, for the one in five children in Connecticut who are facing hunger, it means losing the one place that they could count on for a meal.

Families who rely on free or reduced-priced school meals to feed their children throughout the academic year are left struggling to find a way to keep their children fed when these programs end and summer vacation begins.

A family with two children has to come up with more than 200 extra meals during the summer vacation when they don’t have access to school meals – and that’s an extremely difficult situation to face for most low-income families.

For every $1 donated, Connecticut Food Bank can distribute $4 worth of food at wholesale value. Click here to donate.

Families in need of summer meals can call 211, visit or text CTmeals to 877-877 to find a summer meals site near them.

To join Connecticut Food Bank and our partners in alleviating Summer Hunger, check out one of these community promotions:

Watson, Inc. Facebook Promotion
Throughout June, 2015
Simply “like” Watson’s Facebook page here.
For each “like” Watson will donate $1 to Connecticut Food Bank in honor of alleviating Summer Hunger

Great American Milk Drive
Throughout June, 2015
Participate at your local Stop and Shop or visit:

Stock the Pantry hosted by United Way of Greater Waterbury
June 1 through June 19, 2015
Food drive

Stock the Pantry
June 6, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Food and fund drive
Hosted at ShopRite in Waterbury at 943 Wolcott Street


Barnum Festival Parade
June 28, 2015
Food and fund drive
Hosted by our friends at the Bridgeport Rotary