Summer Food Program

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The Cambridge 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, Gold Star Mother’s Park, Hurley Street Playground and Fresh Pond Apartments Playground (Rindge Ave). 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 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 Field day event is being held at one of the sites. Join us for fun games, prizes and music.

Continuing our collaboration with the Agenda for Children’s Literacy Initiative The Book Bike will again be at Greene-Rose Heritage Park (Mondays), Fresh Pond Apartments Playground (Tuesdays), Hoyt Field (Wednesdays), Danehy Park (Thursdays), and Gold Star Mother’s Park (Fridays), with FREE books and activities. The Book Bike will arrive at each site at 11:30 A.M. on the scheduled day.

Please join us at our parks throughout the summer and “Let’s Move, Let’s Eat and Let’s Read.”

View the Summer Food Program Flyer.