Here are some of the links and phone numbers you might have heard on the air on WPKN.
Free Summer Meals For Kids
Comidas de Verano Gratis
When school lets out, the lunch program for kids does not end. Find out where your kids and teens can still get a free, nutritious lunch at locations throughout the state of Connecticut.
Visit www.CTSummerMeals.com for more info.
Buy Local Food
Support your local CT food economy by going to CT farmers' markets throughot the state.
Buy CT Grown has a great listing of markets and farms all around the state.
There are farmers' markets everywhere!
Here's a few sources to find one in your area:
CT Department of Agriculture
The Long Island Farm Bureau
CT Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association
City Seed, New Haven
Engaging and Connecting Communities through Local Food
- City Seed Online
- Phone: 203.773.3736
- Check the web site for opening dates.
Wooster Square - Saturdays, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Edgewood Park - Sundays, 10.00am - 2.00pm
New Haven Green - Wednesdays, 11.00am - 2.00pm
Quinnipiac River Park (Fair Haven) - Thursdays, 3.00pm-6.00pm
The Hill (CMHC) - Fridays, 11.00am - 2.00pm
- WIC, FMNP & SNAP
All of CitySeed's farmers' markets accept FMNP, Senior FMNP coupons, WIC CVV and SNAP (food stamps) benefits.
Even better, Double Value for SNAP! gives folks double value for SNAP coupons at all of its markets on any SNAP eligible products and CitySeed will match up to $10 per day for additional fruits and vegetables.
Connecticut Food Bank
A partnership to alleviate hunger
"The mission of Connecticut Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to people in need."
Phone: 203 469-5000
The CT Department of Social Services: ConneCT
Information food assistance is available at ConneCT as well as through 12 regional offices throughout the state
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food.
You may be able to get SNAP benefits in 7 days if:
1. Your household's income is less than $150 per month and your household's assets are less than $100, or
2. Your rent and utilities are more than your monthly income before deductions, or
3. You are a migrant seasonal farm worker and your household's cash and money in the bank is less than $100.
Long Island Resources
Long Islandís largest hunger relief organization. Island Harvest
Long Island Cares
Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together nutrional resources to benefit the people on Long Island.
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