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Last updated: 7/30/18

Summer Eats

We're filling the summer food gap by providing free meals to Boston youth ages 18 and under.

We offer free and nutritious breakfast and lunch to youth 18 and under at more than 100 locations across the City.

The program is designed to make meals accessible to City kids and youth with no ID or registration required. We're delivering critical support to children that rely on school meals throughout the year. Through our Summer Meal site search, you can use your address to find a location near you, or view a map of the whole state:

find a summer meals location

Find sites with your phone

To find summer meal locations by phone, you can call 1-800-645-8333. You can also text "Food" or "Comida" to 877-877.

Download the app
Follow us

Be sure to use the hashtag #SummerEatsMA and #SummerEatsBOS

Watch: Summer Eats at City Hall

About the program


Boston Summer Eats is made up of five summer meal programs:

  • Lunch on the Lawn
  • Books and Bites
  • Summer Eats at the Bolling Building
  • Summer Eats at Farmers Markets, and
  • Summer Eats at Boston Housing Authority.
History of the program

After a successful pilot program at City Hall Plaza and Mattapan Public Library in 2017, we expanded to more than 118 sites. These include Boston Public Library branches, Boston Housing Authority properties, the Bolling Building, and 10 farmers markets.

Kids and youth can get free meals and take part in engaging programs. There will be arts and crafts, physical activities, and early literacy programs administered through ReadBoston.