Free Summer Meals for kids and teens are being provided at Goslee Pool in Stroh Park at 685 Windsor Avenue in Windsor from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Between Windsor's Goslee pool site and Deerfield apartments site, approximately 100+ free meals are provided in Windsor daily, which is up from 30+ meals per day last summer. The Windsor Hunger Action Teamsuccessfully put together a Summer Meal promotion program that has helped increase participation by having fun activities provided by Justin Lessard; delivering the meals to locations close to where the kids live, as opposed to in school buildings; and promoting the program with signs, banners and bookmarks across Windsor.
In addition to the usual fun activities on Tuesday, August 11th Renée DiNino from The River 105.9radio stopped by to celebrate the Summer Meals program with her famous hula hoop contest. It was also a chance for the many staff that collaborate the Summer Meals program behind the scenes to get out from their respective offices and see the kids enjoying their lunch.
Pictured here (Left to Right): standing - Shannon Yearwood* (End Hunger CT!), Ashley Riggs (Foodshare Intern), Jim Crawford (End Hunger CT!), Beatrice Maslowski (Foodshare), Steve DeRosa (Clear Channel Radio), Sarah Santora (Foodshare), Dana Plant* (Windsor Public Schools); kneeling - Justin Lessard (Summer Meals Coordinator), sitting - Annette Guay (Windsor Public School Nutrition Services), sitting - Tyler Guay (Summer Meals Assistant Coordinator), and kneeling - Jim Palma* (Foodshare); present but not shown in photo were Renée DiNino (The River 105.9 – who took the photo), and Dr. Craig Cooke (Windsor Superintendent of Schools). [* indicates member of the Windsor Hunger Action Team.]
Kids and Teens 18 or younger can continue to eat Free Summer Meals through August at sites throughout the region. A full list of times and locations can be found by calling 211 or www.CTSummerFood.org