Milford, CT August 2017
$7,000 granted to The Milford Food 2 Kids program in Milford, CT. This funding will support 20 student meals for the school year, which is from September 2017 – June 2018. (That is 5,000 pounds of food!)
Milford Food 2 Kids was launched in February 2016 to help bridge the food gap for some of our community’s food-insecure kids, in partnership with local schools and the CT Food Bank. Their mission is to feed local school children who do not know if, when, or how much quality food they will have access to during the weekend away from school.
This program was created to help bridge the food gap for some of our community’s neediest kids. Bags of kid-friendly food, enough for at least six meals, are handed out every week to children identified by partnering schools, teachers, and counselors, as being the most in need.
Milford Food 2 Kids aims to tackle 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. Of the 5,600+ students in Milford, 1,200 participate in the free/reduced meal program. It is likely that upwards of 15%, approximately 180 students are food insecure from the time they leave school until they return on Monday mornings.
“Thank you to The FSP Foundation for this generous gift in sponsoring the children and sharing our message!”