HUNGER DEPRIVES OUR CHILDREN OF MORE THAN JUST FOOD!
The YMCA is working to make sure that no child goes hungry when school is closed this summer. Around 80% of Boston students that receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year do not participate in a summer food program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that all children continue to grow and learn during the summer months.
The YMCA recognizes the need for the program throughout Greater 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. We sponsor more than 66 sites in all Boston communities at YMCA camp sites, libraries, community centers, churches, clinics, housing developments and parks.
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 lunches and snacks free to children. We have strong partnerships with Project Bread, The Mayor’s Office of Food Access and Boston Centers for Youth & Families to support the program.
To learn more about the Summer Food Program, contact SFSP@ymcaboston.org.
Summer Food Service Program Locations