Connecticut is ranked among the best in the nation for summer meals participation. Unfortunately, with only 27% of those eligible being served, 3 out of 4 kids still do not get the quality meals they need when school is out. Our goal through the Summer Meals Madness program has been to connect more families with free summer meals in their very own neighborhood through a love of basketball. Thanks to our faithful partners—Fox61, iHeart Media, and Stop & Shop—we did just that, growing attendance at nearly all of the sites where events were held.
Our championship event—held this Saturday, August 13 at Newington High School (605 Willard Ave.)—will be a celebration of that success and all those who made it possible! Local winners from each age group will compete for prizes, and iHeart will take on Fox61 in a battle of the stations for ultimate bragging rights.
<< State Representative Gary Byron is a lifelong Newington Resident and a member of Foodshare's Newington Hunger Action Team.
T.J. Clarke, Special Initiatives Coordinator for U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, was recognized as a 2016 "Forty Under Forty" by the Hartford Business Journal. >>