Chatham Square Association

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Wait, What, hungry kids in our neighborhood? YES

Know a hungry kid?

Send them to these locations during the summer (IMPORTANT NOTE- Follow locator link for dates and times):

1. Columbus School
255 Blatchley Street 
New Haven, CT 06513 

2. Fair Haven School
164 Grand Street 
New Haven, CT 06513 

Locator link for details and information about locations in other parts of the city\state:

What are summer meals?

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:

What kind of food is served?

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 theLocation Finder on this website. Some locations serve breakfast and snacks as well as lunch.

What kind of paperwork and/or registration is there for free summer meals?

  • No paperwork required.
  • No registration required.
  • No identification (ID) required.

What is the cost of these meals?

What else do kids & teens do at the locations besides eat?

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.

What do adults do while kids & teens are eating?

Parents and/or guardians should feel free to:

  • - Chat with other parents and guardians;
  • -Help get their kids’ meal(s) ready if they need help opening or cutting something;
  • -Assist the site supervisor in handling and passing out the meals; and/or
  • -Check out the activities offered to kids & teens at the location.
    • -Handouts on nutrition, recipes, and exercise information may be available for parents to read at the location or to take home with them.

What kind of supervision is there at the locations?

Kids & teens are supervised at the summer meals locations by adult site supervisors and volunteers.

What is 211 and is it free?

211 is Connecticut’s free information and referral service sponsored by the United Way of Connecticut.

Just dial “2-1-1″ on your phone at no charge to you to:

-Get information, referrals, or seek help in a crisis.

*211 staff are multilingual and available 24 hours a day, every day.

What is the Connecticut No Kid Hungry Campaign®?

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.

What is End Hunger Connecticut!?

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.


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