December 2017! Milford Food 2 Kids is making a real impact in our town.
In February 2016, we launched a new program serving local school children--Food 2 Kids.
School isn't just a place for learning for some of our most impoverished students, it is also the only reliable source of food in their lives. The sad truth is that from Friday afternoon until they return to school on Monday morning some of these children may not know if, or how much, they will get to eat at home.
Yes, Milford has kids who are food insecure.
Map The Meal Gap 2015 study shows Connecticut's overall child food insecurity rate is almost 19%, or 152,990 children state wide. CT Food Bank offers a weekend food program to serve many of these kids. Every week of the school year, the CT Food Bank delivers food packs to 3,300 children, but they are not able to attend to all of the children facing food insecurity; 37,600+ kids in New Haven County alone. We have joined their efforts to serve kids in Milford who experience food insecurity.
Food insecurity is the "lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods," according to the Map the Gap study.
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34 West Main Street
Milford, CT 06460
All are welcome at First Church! As an inclusive community of God's children, we affirm the radical welcome and hospitality of the United Church of Christ; No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
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