Summer Food Service Program

The best summer meal programs combine a healthy meal with activities such as physical activity, arts, and educational lessons.

With the help of our community partners and policy makers, we promote the Summer Food Service Program to ensure no child is left behind when school is out.

For most kids, summer is a time to relax. But for children who rely on school meals, summer can feel like an endless struggle. With the help of our community partners and policy makers, we promote the Summer Food Service Program to help ensure that no child is hungry when school is out.

In 2013, over 50,000 students in Massachusetts enjoyed healthy meals at one of nearly 900 sites. And summer meal programs do more than just provide children with a healthy meal. They are also paired with enriching activities that keep kids active and safe: physical activity, arts, and educational lessons—giving them the boost in health and energy and the leg up they need as before returning to school in September.

Project Bread provides nearly $100,000 in annual grants to support these programs statewide thanks to funding from Our Family Foundation, Partners HealthCare and Share Our Strength.