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Summer Eats grants

The Boston Summer Eats is an innovative effort to close the summer food gap by increasing non-traditional meal sites.

The grants will fund community organizations. We want to expand access to free and healthy meals for kids and teens in Boston.

    Summer Eats Grant Application

    Eligibility

    About the funding

    There are three categories of grants available for community-based organizations, depending on the number of days hosting a meal site: 

    • Five days a week, up to $4,000
    • Three days a week, up to $2,400
    • Two to one day a week, range up to $1,600

    For summer 2021, grant funds are to be used exclusively for personnel to help staff the site. The funding is determined based on the number of operational days and hours.

    Grants will be accompanied by technical help and support. 

    For this grant, ORGANIZATIONS must:
    • operate in the City of Boston
    • commit to administer and do community outreach for Boston Summer Eats in their neighborhood, and
    • pledge to provide meals to all children and teens ages 18 and under.

    How to apply

    How to apply

    Funding will be provided to organizations that:

    • operate in the City of Boston
    • commit to administer and do community outreach for Boston Summer Eats in their neighborhood, and
    • pledge to provide meals to all children and teens ages 18 and under.

    Check our Summer Eats grants informational document for further details.

    Funding will be approved by:

    • the Mayor’s Office of Food Access
    • the YMCA of Greater Boston, and
    • Project Bread. 
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