A healthy diet is crucial to a kid’s performance in and outside of school. CT Summer Meals is a program that helps fight youth hunger through no-cost meals throughout the summer.

The CT Summer Meals Program is federally funded by the USDA and state-administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The program provides free, nutritious meals to kids during summer break. Summer Meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are composed of milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat or another protein. Summer Meals are offered at over 400 sites around the state from June to late August, serving combinations of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Meals are free to any child age 18-and-under, no questions asked.

There are over 400 meal sites across the State, which can easily be found on End Hunger Connecticut!’s Meal Site Locator Map, run in partnership with the CSDE.