Many school children receive free or reduced meals during the school week. This can leave those same children lacking for food on the weekends. The Windsor Hunger Action Team created the Weekend Wheels program back in 2013 to help fill that gap. This program distributes supplementary food to children in need through Windsor elementary schools every week during the school year. Children from eligible families will receive a backpack filled with nutritious foods each Friday to bring home for the weekend. This program is currently being offered to families whose children are enrolled at Clover Street School, John F. Kennedy Schoool, Oliver Ellsworth School and Poquonock School. Homeschooled households can also participate.
Click here to view the eligibility requirements and for the different ways that you can register for this program.
This program has the capacity to serve 100 participants on a weekly basis. The need for donations for this program is great. Weekend Wheels is funded solely through the donations and support of local businesses, civic organizations, religious institutions, concerned residents and grant awards. If you are interested in donating to the program, please contact the program coordinator, Susan Nunes at 860-285-1839. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and can be made through http://Windsorfoodandfuelbank.org - Weekend Wheels program.
To learn more about this program, please contact Social Services at 860-285-1839.
End of school year collection and clean up day! There were 2,445 food filled backpacks distributed throughout the 2016-2017 school year! Over 20,000 pounds of food to help students in need!
Dedicated Weekend Wheels program volunteers picking up 550 jars of peanut butter and jelly collected by the staff and students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in May of 2017! GREAT COLLECTION!
Volunteer Sue Ellen Hewitt and Program Coordinator, Susan Nunes a the April 2017 fundraising event at Dom's Broad Street Eatery! Great food for a great cause!
(L-R) Mary Zielinski, Martha Pinckney and Denise Novak get the Weekend Wheels Backpacks
filled and ready for Friday distribution.
Mary Zielinski (left) and Mary Dehais (center) from the Junior Women's Club collected and donated over 60 cans of beef stew and delivered them to Susan Nunes, Program Coordinator (right). Making a difference in Windsor!