St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wilton was among those with which the Bridgeport Rescue Mission teamed up this summer to provide meals for children from Norwalk’s poorest neighborhoods. The mission, in conjunction with the Norwalk Housing Authority (NHA) and Norwalk Grassroots Tennis (NGT), is distributing approximately 230 daily meals to children taking part in summer programs. The meals are served for eight weeks at NGT and five NHA learning centers in low-income housing sites throughout Norwalk.
“During the summer break, the children and their families who depend on nutritious meals provided at school are confronted with a huge problem,” said Mission Executive Director Terry Wilcox. “These breakfasts and lunches are critical to the well-being and health of the children in these programs.”