NEW HAVEN — This Tuesday, April 19, United Way of Greater New Haven collaborated with local community organizations to distribute over 1500 meals to New Haven public school families across 4 sites.
This collaboration, in partnership with NHPS, the Coordinated Food Access Network (CFAN) pantry partners and CT food share helped ensure local families of New Haven Public School students had food on their plates during April Break.
During extended school breaks, many students in New Haven lose access to a major source of healthy meals. Partners identified neighborhoods with the highest levels of food insecurity in New Haven and distributed a week's worth of groceries to families in Fair Haven, the Hill, Dixwell/Newhallville, and West Rock.
CT Food Share pantry partners Loaves & Fishes, Cathedral of Higher Praise, Breakthrough Church, and NICE coordinated with NHPS Food Service drivers to pick up grocery staples from CT Food Share and UWGNH supplemented additional fresh produce. Teams of volunteers packed groceries, which drivers from NHPS Food Services delivered to each distribution site. Additional volunteers distributed the meals at four NHPS locations. In total, 1611 families were served.
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