Summer Food Program

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation!

The YMCA is working to make sure that no children go hungry when school is closed this summer. While over 70% of Boston students receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, many of these children do not get enough to eat when school is out. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that all children continue to grow and learn during the summer.

The YMCA recognizes the need for the program in Boston. Many of our children, who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, do not have the energy they need during the summer. That's where we come in, by providing nutritious meals and activities to keep kids nourished and engaged. Kids who get enough to eat and have safe activities to participate in during the summer are less likely to get into trouble. Our summer meals program is a building block in the community for healthy, happy kids who are ready to learn.

The Summer Food Service Program for Children is a federally funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The YMCA will sponsor and administer the serving of nutritious meals and snacks free to children at the below listed sites from June 25 through August 31.

To find out about the Summer Food Program in East Boston contact Gail Klimas at 617-569-9622.

Summer Food Service Program Locations

Key: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, PS=PM Snack, AS=AM Snack, SU=Supper PM. Meal service is Monday through Friday, unless otherwise specified

Constitution Beach
Constitution Beach, East Boston
July 2 to August 24
11:30AM-12:00PM (L), 2:00-2:30PM (PS)

YMCA at Egleston Square Teens
3134 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
July 7 to August 20
6:00-7:00PM, Sat & Sun (SU)

Huntington Ave YMCA
316 Huntington Ave, Boston
June 25 to August 31
9:30-10:00AM (B), 12:00-1:00PM (L)

Wang YMCA of Chinatown
8 Oak St W, Boston
June 25 to August 31
11:30AM-12:30PM (L), 3:00-4:00PM (PS)

Oak Square YMCA
615 Washington St, Brighton
June 25 to August 31
12:00-1:00PM (L), 3:30-4:30PM (PS)

Waltham YMCA
725 Lexington St, Waltham
June 18 to August 24
11:15Am-1:15PM (L), 3:15-3:45PM (PS)

Paris Street Community Center
112 Paris St, East Boston
June 25 to August 31
8:30-9:30Am (B), 12:00-1:00PM (L)

Brandywyne
88 Brandywyne Drive, East Boston
June 25 to August 31
11:00AM-12:00PM (L), 3:00-4:00PM (PS)

Pier's Park
95 Marginal St, East Boston
July 2 to August 24
12:15-12:45PM (L), 3:15-3:45PM (PS)

Orient Heights Community Center
86 Boardman St, East Boston
June 25 to August 31
8:30-9:30AM (B), 12:00-1:00PM (L)

Hyde Park YMCA
1137 River St, Hyde Park
June 25 to August 31
12:00-1:00PM (L), 3:00-4:00 (PS)

East Boston YMCA
215 Bremen St, East Boston
June 25 to August 31
9:00-9:30AM (B), 12:00-12:30PM (L)

Bremen Street Park
Bremen Street, East Boston
July 9 to August 24
11:30-12:00 (L), 2:00-2:30PM (PS)

YMCA at Ponkapoag
1 Ponkapoag Trail, Randolph
June 25 to August 31
12:00-1:00PM (L), 3:00-4:00PM (PS)

East Boston Central Catholic
69 London St, East Boston
July 9 to August 17
9:30-10:00AM (AS), 12:30-1:00PM (L)

Salesian's
150 Byron St, East Boston
June 25 to August 24
7:30-8:30AM (B), 12:00-1:00PM (L)

YMCA at Ashley Street
54 Ashley St, East Boston
June 25 to August 31
8:00-9:00Am (B), 12:00-1:00PM (L)

Dorchester YMCA
776 Washington St, Dorchester
June 25 to August 31
12:00-1:00PM (L), 3:00-4:00PM (PS)

Roxbury YMCA
285 MLK Blvd, Roxbury
June 25 to August 31
12:00-1:00PM (L), 3:00-4:00PM (PS)

YMCA East Boston Teens
215 Bremen Street, East Boston
July 7 to August 20
7:00-7:30PM Sat & Sun (SU)

YMCA Egleston
3134 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
June 25 to August 31
12:00-1:00PM (L), 3:00-4:00PM (PS)