For school + summer meal providers
The School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program are federally-reimbursed child nutrition programs.It takes the dedication of countless school nutrition professionals and summer meal providers to make them available to kids and families in Massachusetts. Working tirelessly to ensure all children in Massachusetts have access to nutritious meals year-round is you!
Project Bread is the statewide partner to school and summer meal providers. For more than 20 years, Project Bread's Child Nutrition Team, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), has been a resource to school and summer meal providers. We work to achieve our shared goals of increasing access and participation in these underutilized and critically important federal nutrition programs.
Schools or districts who are mandated to implement Breakfast After the Bell in the 22-23 school year according to An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell can apply for funding! Districts (up to $15k) Schools (up to $3-$5k)
Project Bread provides individualized support to any school or district in Massachusetts looking to start a school breakfast program, change breakfast models, or increase participation in an existing program. This includes:
Information and resources regarding school meals regulations, requirements, and reimbursements for providers.
Whether you're looking to start a Summer Eats program or you've been serving your community for 20 years, Project Bread can provide individualized support to any current - or potential - sponsor or site in Massachusetts! This includes:
Technical assistance for schools and community-based partners looking to start or expand a Summer Eats program.
Support with state and federal Summer Food Service Program regulation compliance.
Expertise in outreach strategies and best practices to increase Summer Eats participation.
Promotional resources to increase awareness of the availability of Summer Eats in your community.
Help with organizing Summer Eats events and media promotion.
Grant opportunities to support Summer Eats programs.