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Summer Eats

The 2021 Boston Summer Eats program has ended! We'll be back next summer to provide free meal sites for youth.

Boston Summer Eats provides nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost to youth 18 and under. No ID or registration required. This innovative effort aims 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. 

Organizations interested in becoming a meal site should complete our online form. If you have questions or want to learn more about the program, call 617-635-3717 or email food@boston.gov.

Boston Eats Meal Site Application

Find sites with your phone

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

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Be sure to use the hashtag #BostonEats and #BOSFoodAccess

About the program

BACKGROUND

The Boston Summer Eats program is led by the Mayor’s Office of Food Access (OFA) in partnership with:

  • Project Bread
  • the Greater Boston YMCA, and
  • Boston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services.

The program is sponsored by the Boston Children's Hospital. The program provides free, nutritious meals to youth aged 18 and under.

MEAL SITES INCLUDE:
  • YMCA community centers
  • Boston Housing Authority properties
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families locations
  • Boston Public Schools, and
  • Community-based organizations. 
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