TEEG Provides Free Lunch! Simple, Kid-Friendly, Nutritious Summer Meals Offered to Children 18 years and Under

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The Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG), Thompson, CT will be once again offering its Summer Food Service Program to youths in the community 18 years of age and younger. The menu will vary from week to week and will include a variety of nutritious yet kid-friendly menu items, including chef’s and chicken caesar salads, fresh fruits and vegetables. This summer, lunch will be served outdoors, picnic style from the baseball field concession stand adjacent to the River Mill Village Community Complex in North Grosvenordale.No registration, income requirements or sign up is necessary.

This year we anticipate even more

The Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG) will be once again offering its Summer Food Service Program to youths in the community 18 years of age and younger.

Hosted by USDA and End Hunger CT, TEEG’s summer food site provides valuable nutrition and a fun place for children in the community to spend time during the summer. TEEG has offered the Summer Lunch Program for the past five years and served over 4000 meals last year alone. “This year we anticipate even more,” says Diane Farquharson who manages the program, “We expect to serve 4500 meals overall, approximately 130 per day. We’ve already started with a bang.”

Unlike many summer food programs that leave a gap between summer meal availability and the school calendar, TEEG runs a 10-week program so that children in their community do not miss a day of nutrition. Their program began on June 21 and will continue straight through to the beginning of the school year.

The menu will vary from week to week and will include a variety of nutritious yet kid-friendly menu items, including chef’s and chicken caesar salads, fresh fruits and vegetables. This summer, lunch will be served outdoors, picnic style from the baseball field concession stand adjacent to the River Mill Village Community Complex in North Grosvenordale. In addition to a delicious lunch there will be activities for children including arts and crafts, recreational games as well as a literacy program. “Kids really look forward to this, “says Ms. Farquharson, “I have kids asking me weeks ahead of time when the program is going to start.”

No registration, income requirements or sign up is necessary. Lunch will be served Monday - Friday at 12:00 beginning June 21, 2010. Summer Lunch will be available every day until Friday August 27, 2010 (with the exception of July 5, 2010). For more information call Diane at TEEG at 860-923-3458.

About TEEG: TEEG is a community-centered nonprofit agency of human services whose mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, engage the community, and connect resources. TEEG works with several Northeast communities including Thompson, Woodstock and Pomfret with programs in community services, early education, prevention, senior outreach, and volunteer opportunities. Last year, TEEG provided services to more than 2,000 residents of Northeast Connecticut through more than 33,000 individual outreach efforts. For more information about TEEG, its programs and services, visit http://www.teegonline.org/ or call 860-923-3458.

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