Update: The 2022 summer program has ended! We'll update this website with information for summer 2023 in the spring.
The Summer Eats program is an innovative effort to lessen the summer food gap by increasing the availability of non-traditional meal sites. The goal of the program is to expand access to free and healthy meals for kids and teens in Boston.
Waivers passed now allow parents and guardians to pick up meals for youth under a "Grab and Go" model! Sites designated as Grab and Go have more meals available to accommodate more families and youth.
We are looking for organizations to become meal sites for the summer. Organizations should complete the online form if interested in becoming a meal site. If you have questions or want to learn more about the program, call 617-635-3717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the program
The Boston Summer Eats program is led by the Mayor’s Office of Food Justice in partnership with:
- Project Bread
- the Greater Boston YMCA, and
- Boston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services.
The program is funded by Share Our Strength and the City of Boston. The program provides free, nutritious meals to youth aged 18 and under.
- YMCA community centers
- Boston Housing Authority properties
- Boston Centers for Youth & Families locations
- Boston Public Schools, and
- Community-based organizations.