NEW BRITAIN - The schedule for the cityâ€™s free summer meals program has been released, showing more than a dozen locations where breakfast and lunch will be served to local children and teens.
Whitsons Culinary Group, the company that provides food services to the city schools, will prepare and serve the meals. Meals will be served Monday through Friday, rain or shine.
Meals are already being served at numerous locations in the city, including:
New Britain High School, 110 Mill St.: Breakfast 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club, 15 Washington St.: Lunch 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Human Resources Agency of New Britain, 58 Scarlet Drive: Breakfast 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pathways Senderos, 43 Viets St.: Lunch 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Prudence Crandall Center, 594 Burritt St.: Breakfast 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
YWCA, 19 Franklin Square: Breakfast 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A.W. Stanley Park, 2159 Stanley St.: Breakfast 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Willow Brook Park, 80 Mill St.: Breakfast 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Other locations, including Gaffney Elementary School and Slade Middle School, will open for free meal service in July.
There is no need to carry around a schedule all summer, though. People can text â€śCT mealsâ€ť to 877877 to find sites closest to them. All the sites will be closed on July 4.
No registration or ID is required at the sites, and all people 18 years old and younger will be served at all sites.
The free meals program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Beginning in a few weeks, residents will see the school districtâ€™s food truck, The Buzzinâ€™ Bistro, traveling to many of the sites to help serve meals.
The food truck was unveiled in May. It was donated by Whitsons last year and has undergone renovations to get it ready to serve food this summer.
Whitsons is still working on finalizing a QR code with the state. Residents will be able to scan the code with their phones to find the truckâ€™s location.
Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.