Connecticut Food Bank delivers snacks to kids unable to attend Head Start program amid gov't shutdown

The Connecticut Food Bank came to the rescue of a federally funded organization that is struggling to provide services in the midst of the government

The Head Start program in Bridgeport has been closed since the partial government shutdown began Tuesday morning.

The Head Start program in Bridgeport has been closed since the partial government shutdown began Tuesday morning. (10/4/13)

BRIDGEPORT - The Connecticut Food Bank came to the rescue of a federally funded organization that is struggling to provide services due to the government shutdown.

The food bank delivered meals and snacks to dozens of children who attend the Head Start program in Bridgeport. The facility has been closed since Tuesday morning, when Congress failed to agree on a spending bill.

Parents say they've been forced to find other day care options for their kids as a result of the closure. In addition, they say their children are without the routine they've come to appreciate.

Officials say families enrolled in the program can pick up free food at the facility on Monday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

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