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 to help fill that gap. This gram 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.
BOOK DRIVE - Weekend Wheels is currently hosting a book drive for new and gently used books. Click Here to view informational flier.
To learn more about this program, please contact Social Services at 860-285-1839.
(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!