Federally funded summer meals program kicks off today

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 11:00:19-04

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    NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) — The City of New Haven celebrated the start of its summer meals program.

The kickoff event happened at 9:30 a.m. Monday at New Haven City Hall.

Mayor Toni Harp was joined by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, other city officials, and officials from Hamden.

The summer meals program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the state Department of Education through New Haven and Hamden public schools.

Officials said the program coincides with summer recess when students who would ordinarily eat at school risk missing meals while school isn’t in session.

The program runs from June 24 through Aug. 16 and is available to any New Haven child 18 years old and younger.

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