The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the USDA and administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education in areas that qualify. Through this program, all kids and teens 18 and younger can access free nutritious meals while school is out in local schools, parks, libraries, and more. There is no paperwork or documentation needed. Everyone who is 18 or younger eats!
Summer Meals in Hartford Neighborhoods
Summer Meals Outside of Hartford
To find a Summer Meals site near you, visit CTSummerMeals.org or dial 2-1-1 on your phone. You can also text CTMEALS to 877877.
Some towns offer their own meals in the summer.
This year, as part of the Healthy Kids Summer Meals campaign, Foodshare will collaborate with Fox61, iHeart Radio and community partners to promote Summer Meals sites. Throughout the summer we will be in the community promoting our Summer Meals Site of the Day in local parks, businesses, community centers, and more.
Site of the Day
Bristol Public Library • 5 High Street, Bristol
Lunch: 11:30 - 1:30
Site Open: June 18 - August 17
How You Can Help
Take action by helping Foodshare promote the Summer Meals program! To help prevent hunger in our community, follow these steps:
Spread the word! By letting family and friends about Summer Meals, you can make a huge difference to the 1 in 7 kids in Greater Hartford who worry about getting enough food.
Share on social media! By posting your local Summer Meals Flyer or letting your followers know about the CTSummerMeals.org site, the CTMeals to 877-877 texting feature, or the 211 call option, you are giving your community quick and easy ways to access free food. You can also link Foodshare’s Summer Meals page to your website and share our posts.
Spread some Flyers! Request flyers from Summer Meals Coordinator, Angelina Opoku at firstname.lastname@example.org and share them with local businesses, community centers, and organizations. You can also bring them to summer fun spots including pools, parks, block parties, and more!
How did you hear about Summer Meals? Chances are, you found out through social media, word of mouth, or flyers. These are our most effective means of promotion, shared by everyday people just like you. Hunger is a growing issue, and your effort can help a child find a free, nutritious meal.