Founded in 2018, G☺T LUNCH! Newport (GLN) helps fill the gap when school vacations leave children without nutritious meals at home.
GLN has been supplementing school-based meal delivery programs with non-perishables plus milk, eggs, cheese, and bread, on a bi-weekly basis throughout the pandemic Since March 2020, Got Lunch has served over 125 different families with 275 children.
GLN normally delivers bagged groceries once per week during regular school breaks. Its rotating menu includes breakfast cereal, sandwich ingredients, vegetables, fruits, bread and dairy products, pasta and sauce, rice, etc. Each weekly delivery also includes a recipe and ingredients for at least one family meal.
Thanks to our donors and volunteers, in 2020 GLN has expanded its reach to families enrolled in Weekend Backpack programs offered by Newport, Goshen, Lempster, Croydon, and Sunapee schools.