State organizations promote free children's summer meal programs

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State organizations came together on Monday to spread awareness about free summer meal programs for kids under 18 years old.

United Way and End Hunger Connecticut had volunteers handing out flyers in Stamford to promote the programs.

Connecticut has more than 700 federally funded free summer meal programs. Funds come from the USDA and school sponsors.

Food Resource Action Council says 80% of kids who get free and reduced priced lunches in the school year are not taking advantage of the summer meal programs.

Kara Mitchel, of United Way of Western Connecticut, says she aims to have a bigger impact on summer meals outreach this summer.

United Way of Western Connecticut has more than 20 locations in Stamford where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch.

 

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