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Volunteers Wanted: Activities for Children at Free Summer Meal Mobile Sites

The Summer meals program is looking for volunteers to help with activities at the New Haven Public School Food Services free summer meal mobile sites. At these sites from Jun 29 until Aug 18 either free meals, lunch or supper, is provided to any child aged eighteen or younger. Over 40% of New Haven's children live in poverty and while school is out these free meals are a way for children to get healthy food.We need volunteers to run fun activities to attract the children to the site(s) so they can get food when the food truck or bus arrives. While the food trucks tend to stay in an area for about 30 mins, programming can be longer.  Activities can include music, art, games, reading, etc.

 

If you are interested in lending your talents, please contact Cathy Davies (cathy.davies@foodcorps.org) or call 858 231 0274. 

 

While there are twenty sites throughout New Haven, the following are the most in need of activities

 

Place                                  Address                             TIME 

Brookside Apartments         1 Shirley Way                       SUPPER 3:45p-4:15pm

DeGale Field                       County & Goffe Streets        SUPPER 4:45p-5:00pm

Diamond ridge apartments    174 Diamond St                  SUPPER 5:00-5:30pm

Eastern Circle                     25 Bouchet Lane                  SUPPER 3:45p-4:15pm

Fulton & Farron Corner                                                  LUNCH 1:00-1:30pm

Kensington park                  Kensington ave                    SUPPER 6:00-6:30pm   

Stetson library                      197 Dixwell Ave                  SUPPER: 5:00-5:30pm

Trowbridge Square Park       159 Carlisle St. & Cedar       LUNCH:  12:30pm-1:00pm                                                  

West Rock Academy           311 Valley Street                  SUPPER: 4:25pm-4:45pm 

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