More than 117,000 children in Connecticut live in food insecure households.
CAN FEED A CHILD FOR THE WEEKEND
Filling in the Blanks is bridging the weekend meal gap for children.
Most of the children in our program get breakfast and lunch from school every weekday and would have gone hungry over the weekends.
When the obstacle of food insecurity is removed, children experience increased academic achievement in school and increase opportunities for success in their lives.
Nearly half of the low-income households in Connecticut do not qualify for federal assistance.
He is in the 5th Grade
He is an only child who came to this country from Morocco when he was in 3rd grade. To his credit, in two short years Sharif has become fluent in English and performs at or near grade level. However, his relative success in school belies how difficult it is to be a new immigrant. Sharif desperately wants to fit in and be popular, but he struggles socially because he is not yet completely acclimated to life in the United States. His parents do not speak English and as a result, Sharif's life outside of school is quite insular. He worries way more than most boys his age, especially about his parents. Although they are healthy, Sharif fears he will become orphaned if they ever get sick. What is most notable about Sharif however is that food is at the center of both his anxiety and sense of security. Read More
WE PROVIDE CONSISTENT NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT YEAR ROUND.
IN THE SUMMER FOOD IS
DISTRIBUTED AT SUMMER CAMPS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS
NOURISHED CHILDREN =
PRODUCTIVE CHILDREN. SETTING THEM ON A PATH FOR FUTURE SUCCESS IN THEIR LIVES.
OVER ONE MILLION
WEEKEND MEALS DELIVERED
IN 82 SCHOOLS
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FRIDAY’S SCHOOL PROVIDED LUNCH AND THE SCHOOL PROVIDED BREAKFAST MONDAY MORNINGS.
FITB GETS WEEKEND FOOD DIRECTLY INTO THE HANDS OF THE CHILDREN
WE HELP KIDS BE KIDS! BY FEEDING THEM OVER THE WEEKEND THEY CAN GO TO SCHOOL MONDAYS READY TO LEARN.