The State Department of Education continues to aid in the effort to ensure that school districts are able to continue delivering meals to students under the school lunch and breakfast programs.
Throughout the emergency, Connecticut’s public schools have served more than four million meals to students under the emergency meals programs. A total of 130 school districts are currently serving meals at 458 locations statewide. In accordance with federal requirements, the state is operating two emergency meals programs:
- Under one program, certain school districts are authorized to serve meals only to students who attend their schools or any other child 18 years of age and younger residing in the same household.
- Under the other program, certain school districts are authorized to serve meals to any child 18 years of age and younger, regardless of which town or city the child lives or what school they attend.
Households should check with the individual school districts for information on the time and location the meals are being served, and further guidance regarding their distribution.