Hartford Mayor Like Bronin and schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriquez have announced new meal distribution sites with expanded hours to help families get the food they need during the coronavirus school closures.
These sixteen sites will replace the eight previously announced sites. The list of locations is below:
|1||Achievement First||305 Greenfield Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Classical Magnet School||85 Woodland Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Rawson School||260 Holcomb Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Weaver High School||415 Granby Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|2||Global Communications Academy||85 Edwards Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|SAND School||1750 Main Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Wish Museum School||350 Barbour Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|3||Hartford Public High School||55 Forest Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Kennelly School||180 White Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Moylan School—ELAMS||101 Catherine Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Parkville Community School||47 New Park Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Sanchez School||176 Babcock Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|4||Bellizzi School||215 South Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Betances Early Reading School||42 Charter Oak Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Burr School||400 Wethersfield Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy||53 Vernon Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
The city has distributed more than 12,000 meals this week, Torres-Rodriquez said.
Officials also announced that they are working to distribute 10,000 devices to students in the Hartford Public Schools system to help with distance learning. They are asking that families that already have devices use those so that the items can be distributed to those with the greatest need.
The mayor also outlined plans for isolation centers for anyone homeless who contracts COVID-19. Right now they are looking at locations at the Willie Ware Center on Windsor Street and the Governor's Foot Guard Armory.
Bronin also raised food security concerns, saying they are already seeing a greater need at the food pantries and an unprecedented need to get food distributed. Those interested in volunteering to help can visit the Foodshare website here or contact 311.