Summer Meals For Eligible Kids Across Connecticut  
A Message from Richard Porth          
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut  

For many children who depend on school breakfast and lunch programs, summer vacation may result in going without nutritional meals. Summer Meals are an extension of the National School Lunch Program. Food is provided at no cost and available at over 500 locations across the state.
The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and many sites are operated at schools, playgrounds, parks and libraries. While meals may vary from site to site, all Summer Meals meet federal nutrition guidelines.
For more information and to find Summer Meal sites near you, call 2-1-1, text CTMeals to 877-877 or visit www.CTSummerMeals.org.
Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

June 1st marked the official start of hurricane season. The storm threat to Connecticut peaks in mid-August making now the ideal time to update (or create) an emergency storm plan for your family.
What simple steps can you take today?
United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 is a gateway to services related to emergency/disaster response and recovery as well as a statewide resource for emergency-related information collection and dissemination. In the event of a storm emergency, visit www.211ct.org or dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state for up-to-date information about emergency shelters and storm relief resources in your community.

2-1-1 also maintains several eLibrary papers that can help you get prepared and stay informed including: How to Prepare and Safely Weather a Hurricane/Tornado, How to Prepare and Safely Weather a Flood, and Tropical Storm Information & Resources.

Farmers Markets

Farmers' Markets


There are more than 100 farmers' markets offering fresh, local products throughout Connecticut. In addition to access to quality and healthy foods, these markets are also a community gathering place for everyone to enjoy.  Visit the Connecticut Department of Agriculture for more information on farmers' markets across the state or click HERE for a complete, town by town list of farmers' markets.
Many farmers' markets are also affiliated with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) and/or the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition program. These programs provide eligible WIC clients and seniors access to fresh fruits and vegetables. 

For more information check out 2-1-1's WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and Senior Famers' Market Nutrition Program eLibrary papers.

Get Connected Waterbury

Get Connected Waterbury is a one-stop connection to resources for Waterbury residents. Powered by data from Connecticut 2-1-1's statewide database of more than 40,000 health and human services resources, this Waterbury specific website was made possible through a partnership between Bridge to Success , the City of Waterbury, the United Way of Greater Waterbury, the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and United Way 2-1-1.
Get Connected Waterbury gives Waterbury residents access to a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations. Visit www.getconnectedwaterbury.com to learn more about the many resources available to Waterbury residents.