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As the school year wraps up, BPS Food and Nutrition Services Department is preparing to sponsor the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in over 100 open sites across the city. These SFSP open sites provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all children and youth, 18 years of age and under.  No registration or IDs necessary.

SFSP open sites will run from July 1-August 28, 2015.* For an updated list of open sites and service times, click here to visit the “Summer Food Service Program 2015” page on this blog. Or call the Project Bread Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 for more information.

Also summer menus are now available! Click here, to see the SFSP Menus for July-August 2015.

Have a great summer! Hope you will come on down to an open site near you to enjoy healthy, tasty meals this summer!

 

 

*Select sites will be open through September 4, 2015.  These sites will be highlighted on the “Summer Food Service Program 2015” page on this blog later this summer.

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That’s right!  School is out, and summer programs across the city of Boston start today.

USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals for ALL children 18 years of age and under, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. This year, SFSP will run from  June 30,  2014 through August 29, 2014.   SFSP is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early and Secondary Education and sponsored by USDA, Project Bread and the Boston Public Schools, Department of Food and Nutrition Services.

For a print-friendly list of open sites, click here to download a PDF. Or check out this map to find a location nearest to you!

For additional information about these open sites, please call Project Bread’s Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.

Have a great summer!

Yes, you read it correctly, FREE breakfast and lunch for ALL students this year!

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Through the Community Eligibility Option, Boston Public Schools in partnership with the MA Department of Early and Secondary Education (DESE) will waive all meal fees for all Boston Public School students, regardless of family income status.  This means no more meal applications.  No more forgetting your lunch money.  ALL students in Boston Public Schools will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free every day at their school.

For more information check out the press release on the Boston Public Schools website or the article in today’s Boston Globe.

Also check out the lunch menu and hope to see YOU in the lunch line this year!

 

News stories in the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe during the first few days of school echo the excitement of Food and Nutrition Service about free breakfast for all Boston school students.

Starting on the first day of school, September 6, all students at all Boston schools were offered the opportunity to start the day with a healthy, free meal.  The program is applauded by nutritionists, principals, and students.

The Boston Globe article refers to a study that measured the impact of school breakfast in 16 Boston public schools.  The study showed that increasing student participation in school breakfast also improved nutrition, school attendance, emotional functioning, and math grades.

To read the full articles check out the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe websites.