NHPS to Serve Free Meals This Summer Starting Today

Contact:                                                           
 Chef Timothy Cipriano
Executive Director of Food Services
Office: 203-946-8813 ext. 11
 
 
 
July 1, 2011
 
 
 
FREE FOOD FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER
  
 
New Haven School Food will be serving FREE breakfast and lunch meals to all children 18 and under in Hamden and New Haven this summer at 41 open sites from Tuesday 7/5/11 until Friday 8/5/11.
 
 
 
Our goal is to feed as many children in New Haven this summer as possible.
 
 
 
Hungry Kids and the summer unfortunately go hand in hand. Not ALL children looking forward to the school year being finished. Despite not having to cram for tests, do homework and the ability to sleep late in the morning, summertime also opens up a severe problem to hungry children; a LACK OF FOOD.
 
 
 
In 2009, more than 12 million children in America were hungry. That's was one in six who were at risk of hunger. In 2011 I am sad to report that there are now over 17 million children who have limited or uncertain access to the nutritious foods they need to develop to their full potential, that equates to one in four children who are at risk of hunger!  School districts nationwide are experiencing a rapid increase in the number of families applying and qualifying for free and reduced meals.
 
 
 

 
Feeding kids this summer is now more important than ever!
 
 
 
For a list of the site locations for New Haven with dates and times go to www.nhps.net/summermeals