When school is out for summer break in Massachusetts, Summer Eats comes to town! With hundreds of sites across the state, any child, 18 or younger, can drop in to any site and receive free, nutritionally-balanced meal to fill them up for those very full summer days.
This totally free-of-charge summer meals program is available all across Massachusetts, all summer long, providing all kids and teens, 18 and under, with the perfect environment to kick back and relax while enjoying healthy meals at no cost, no questions asked.
That's right, no I.D. or registration is required – just show up, eat up, and enjoy!
Summer Eats brings food to where kids are – pools, parks, farmer’s markets, and more! This program teaches kids + teens about healthy eating and habits by livening up their summer and filling their bellies and their days with fun activities that get them out, up, and moving!
Summer Eats plays a critical role in ensuring kids + teens have access to proper nutrition, promoting optimal growth, health & well-being. This program mitigates cognitive decline, promotes continued brain development, and increases academic performance so all kids can return to school ready to learn and thrive.
Summer Eats offers opportunities for kids + teens to develop critical relationships and social skills. It's an opportunity for kids to meet new kids. Many sites offer fun activities to keep them physically and mentally active.
With recent changes in federal regulations, some Summer Eats sites may now serve grab + go meals – making it easier for kids + teens to eat when and where is best for their family!
Contact the organization or school district that operates the site you would like to attend to find out if they are offering meals to go.
With Summer Eats, caregivers can rest easier knowing key meals are off their hands and use that time and energy to focus on everything else on their to-do list — including enjoying more time with your family and your own fun in the sun.