Tuesday, March 22, 2011

No Kid Hungry Connecticut kick-off Wednesday 3/23/11 in Middletown!!!

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                   
March 22, 2011

Ariane Holm
C: 571-213-6465/O: 202-649-4350

Lucy Nolan
C: 860-966-2816/O: 860-560-2100                                                                           

Partnership with End Hunger Connecticut! Will Connect More Children to Summer Meals and After School Supper Programs

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. (March 22, 2011) – Share Our Strength® and End Hunger Connecticut! will be joined by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon, State Senate President Donald Williams, State Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan and an influential group of state and city leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sector to announce the launch of the Connecticut No Kid Hungry® Campaign at Macdonough Elementary School in Middletown on Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30pm ET.

More than 127,000 children in Connecticut are at risk of hunger. Partners at the press event will announce steps to reach measurable, first-year goals to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program and After School Supper Program.  Only 25 percent of children eligible for summer meals participate in the program and more than 24,000 children are eligible for but don’t participate in the After School Supper Program. The Connecticut campaign is part of the national No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 which is spearheaded by the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.

WHAT:                 Press conference to announce the Connecticut No Kid Hungry® Campaign

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Macdonough Elementary School, 66 Spring St, Middletown, CT 06457
WHO:   Dannel  P. Malloy, Governor, State of Connecticut; Lucy Nolan, Executive Director, End Hunger Connecticut!; Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services USDA; Donald Williams, Senate President Pro Tempore, Connecticut General Assembly; Christopher G. Donovan, Speaker of the House, Connecticut General Assembly; Billy Grant, Restaurant Bricco Chef and Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Committee Chair; Timothy Cipriano, Chef, City of New Haven Executive Director of Food Services and Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Committee Chair; Chris Buchanan, Senior Manager, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Northeast Region, Walmart.

OTHER: Contact Ariane Holm to attend the press conference or request interviews at aholm@strength.org or 571-213-6465; Contact Juliet Manalan for interviews with Governor Malloy 860-524-7314 or juliet.Manalan@ct.gov.

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