Summer Food Program
The Summer Food Service Program provides free lunch to anyone under age 19 during the summer when school is out. Lunch is served 11:30 – 12:30, Monday thru Friday (weather permitting) at Danehy Park, Hoyt Field, Sennot Park, Greene-Rose Heritage Park and Gold Star Mother’s Park. Parks are staffed by Recreation Workers and the Summer Food Program has a contract with Sidekim Foods of Lynn, to provide balanced, nutritious lunches each day.
In 2011 the Summer Food Service Program incorporated First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative into the program at our open park sites. Each day, weather permitting, an hour of exercise and movement is conducted before a free nutritious lunch is served to anyone under the age of 19. Each week a major dance or exercise event is being held at one of the sites. We’ve partnered with the Benkadi Drum & Dance Company, of Cambridge, and are offering African dance lessons (with background drumming), Step dance and the ever popular Zumba instruction. Under the guidance of Bob Goodwin from our Recreation department, we are also hosting 2 Field Days which will include nutritional information along with sack races, jump rope and hula hooping as well as other popular games that involve movement.
Please join us at one of our parks throughout the summer and come ‘Move with Summer Food.’
View list of sites and events for 2013.