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Coronavirus - Hartford Public Schools Info

Meal Info and Learning Packets

Student Meal Information

Meal Distribution Sites in Hartford during School Closures - Sites & Schedule 

Note that the CT State Department of Education has approved Hartford as a “Community-wide” Emergency Meal Program.  This means that All sites in Hartford will distribute meals to ANY child age 18 and younger – including children from any school district or Magnet schools like CREC, homeless children, preschoolers, or from a town that does not offer meals during school closure, as well as students and their siblings attending Hartford Public Schools. Hartford Public Schools should be proud of taking on such a leadership role in our region.

Lonnie Burt, Senior Director of Food & Child Nutrition Services for Hartford Public Schools is making the following changes effective Monday, March 23rd:

·        We are providing meals at 17 sites.

·        We will be providing Breakfast & Lunch meals on Mon, Wed, and Fri.  

·        Mondays and Wednesdays we will distribute 2 days of meals, and Fridays 3 days of meals.  For a total of 14 meals each week.

·        The meals are frozen and can be heated in a microwave or oven.  We will provide cooking instructions in Spanish & English.

·        Meals can be picked up from 9 am to noon.

·        Any child 18 and under can receive meals.

·        As this progresses we will assess and make adjustments as needed.


·        Walk-up - Walkers will walk up to the designated walker table and pick up their meals. 

·        Drive-up - People in the car lane do not have to get out of the car, the meals will be brought to them. 

·        For the safety of all, we ask that families practice social distancing at meal sites, avoid close contact, and wash hands upon returning home.

·        Per USDA regulations the child does need to be present.

Questions? Call 860-695-8490.

The Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy

Information includes:

  • Hartford Public Schools Providing Meals
  • Foodshare Mobile Pantry
  • Food Stamps, WIC, Unemployment, & Health Care
  • Ways to Help

Hartford Food Pantry Information