Connecticut has always been one of the most prosperous states. Yet childhood hunger is steadily rising there too, based on the number of children getting free or subsidized school lunches. More disturbingly this is happening in the wealthiest parts of the state as well as elsewhere too.
“Children in Connecticut are hungry,” said Susan Maffe, president of the School Nutrition Association of Connecticut (SNACT) and director of Food Service for the Meriden public school system. “We know of children who come to school on Monday whose last meal was probably the lunch they ate at school on Friday.”