Thursday, June 9, 2016

FREE Meals for Kids!

Summer Meals Programs are federally funded, providing healthy meals to low income kids age 18 and under, across the U.S. Here in Connecticut we have one of the highest participation rates in the nation at 27%, and yet 3 out of 4 eligible kids are not taking advantage of the program.

On-site activities have been proven to increase attendance, so this summer Foodshare is partnering with Fox61, iHeart Media and Stop & Shop to present Summer Meals Madness, a series of basketball events that will inform, engage and excite kids—and everyone 18 and under will receive a free meal!
Summer Meals Madness will run June thru August at locations across the region, including Hartford, New Britain and Windsor to name a few! At each event, we will offer:
  • Free meals for all kids 18 & under, with information on free meals locations near you this summer. Mini skills clinics, with support from local athletes 
  • A basketball competition for kids of all ages—winners will be invited to compete in our championship event in early August! 
  • Special guest appearances by Fox 61 or iHeart Media 
  • Prizes & Giveaways
For a complete list of participating sites, visit us online or call (860) 286-9999.

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