CT Schools to Remain Closed Until April 20th, Info on School Meals, & More

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This afternoon, Governor Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut schools will remain closed until at least April 20th.

School Lunches and Food Pantries

CLICK HERE to see a list of local schools who are offering students lunches, as well as Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry info.

CLICK HERE to check out Mayor Luke Bronin's latest Hartford Public Schools updates, with info on school meals and distance learning.


March 16, Hamden Public Schools will be serving free meals.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for pick up:

Monday-Friday, from 9:00 A.M.-noon.

Any child aged 18 and under is eligible for these meals. No pre-ordering is required.

Parents or children may pick up the meals each day at the following locations:

  • Hamden High School
  • Hamden Middle School
  • Church Street School

New Britain

Free grab and go meals available to public school students for pick up at:

  • New Britain High School
  • Smith Elementary School
  • Smalley Elementary School
  • Pulaski Middle School
  • Food truck at A.W. Stanley Park

Breakfast will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m

New Haven

Starting Monday, public school students can pick up breakfast and lunch at the schools nearest to their homes. Pick-up times are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here for a map of locations.


Mayor Laura R. Hoydick and Superintendent of Stratford Public Schools Dr. Janet Robinson released a statement saying that bagged lunches will be available starting Monday, March 16 between the hours of 11 a.m. and noon. The initiative will be available to families every weekday while schools remain closed. Meals will be provided as grab-and-go and families will not be permitted to remain on-premises to eat.

The following locations are:

  • Franklin Elementary School – 1895 Barnum Avenue
  • Nichols Elementary School – 396 Nichols Avenue
  • Johnson House – 719 Birdseye Street
  • Sterling House Community Center – 2283 Main Street
  • South End Community Center – 19 Bates Street


Friendly Hands Food Bank is offering a program that provides weekend supplemental food assistance to anyone in the NWCT area. The program will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m. — noon at the food bank at 50 King Street.


Public Schools announced Friday that students will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch at 25 schools around the city between 9am and noon beginning Monday, March 16. The complete list of schools offering those meals can be found here.

The meals will be pre-packaged by the school district’s Food Service Department.

South Windsor

South Windsor Public Schools will offer breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students in our district who are 18 years of age and under. In an effort to support social distancing, parents and caregivers will remain in their vehicles and prepared meals will be distributed drive thru style.

“Grab and Go” meals will be available from the rear entrance at South Windsor High School (161 Nevers Road)

Daily from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Every eligible recipient will receive one (1) Breakfast meal (cereal, yogurt, cheese stick, fruit juice and milk) as well as one (1) Lunch meal.


Manchester Public Schools will offer students free ‘grab-and-go’ breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday at three locations.

 Bennet Academy - School Street entrance

 Manchester Middle Academy (the former Robertson School building) - Main


 Waddell Elementary School - Broad Street side door entrance along cafeteria

Breakfast will be available from 8:00 -10:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Students will not be allowed to congregate and must leave school grounds as soon as

they get their meals.

Governor Lamont is telling Connecticut residents to "Stay Safe, Stay Home." All non-essential workers statewide are being directed to work from home, effective Monday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m.

For the latest information, resources, executive orders, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit CT.gov/coronavirus

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