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Summer Food Program

Human Service Programs

Join us for free food and fun each summer! The Cambridge Summer Food Program provides free breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals to Cambridge children and youth. Beginning in July, meals are served every weekday at parks across the city. The program also provides meals to eligible summer camps and free snacks at "Screen on the Green" Family Movie nights.

The 2024 Summer Food Program will begin on Monday, July 1, 2024. 

  • Free meals at local parks Monday - Friday (view map of locations)
    • The program does not operate on July 4th
  • Open to all Cambridge residents ages 18 and under
  • No identification required to get a meal
  • Vegetarian options at every location

At breakfast and lunch meal sites, Cambridge youth can join Recreation staff for games and activities in the parks. Cambridge Book Bike brings story time to a different Summer Food site each week.

Free dinner meals are served at DHSP Summer Basketball locations while leagues are in session. Cambridge youth do not need to participate in the leagues to receive a dinner meal.

In the event of rain or dangerous weather, meals will be served inside at the Cambridge Senior Center's entrance on Green St. (View rain pick up location). Follow us on X (@CambridgeDHSP) and Facebook (@CambridgeDHSP) for updates.

Summer Food Site Locations


Breakfast and Lunch (Monday - Friday)

Breakfast: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Games and activities: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

View map of locations

Donnelly Field, 61 Willow St.
Book Bike on August 8

Fresh Pond Apartments Playground, 362–364 Rindge Avenue
Book Bike on July 25

Glacken Field, 635 Huron Ave.
Book Bike on July 23

Gold Star Mothers Park Playground,123 Gore St
Book Bike on July 30

Greene-Rose Heritage Park Playground, 155 Harvard St
Book Bike on August 1

Hoyt Field, 13 Gilmore St.
Book Bike on July 25

Louis A. DePasquale Playground, Danehy Park, 66 Field St.
Book Bike on July 11 and August 6

Sennott Park, 310 Broadway
Book Bike on July 9

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. Park, 71 Rogers St.
Book Bike on July 18


6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Summer Basketball League locations and days of the week listed below.
You do not need to participate in the leagues to receive a meal.

Ahern Field, 104 Fulkerson St. (Level Up and Medina Dixon Instructional Leagues)
Tuesday and Thursday, July 2 - August 16

Glacken Field, 661 Huron Ave. (Sharif Moustafa Instructional League) 
Tuesday and Thursday, July 2 - August 15

Hoyt Field, 12 Gilmore St. (Eurie Stamps, Sr. and Kito Jackson Leagues) 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 9 - August 16

Sennott Park, 310 Broadway (Davonte Neal League)
Monday and Wednesday
, July 3 - August 14


7- 8 p.m. Free snacks served at "Screen on the Green" Family Movie Nights on Wednesday evenings

July 10, Hoyt Field, 12 Gilmore St. (Rain site: Moore Youth Center)
July 17, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. Park, 71 Rogers St. (Rain site: Frisoli Youth Center)
July 24, Rindge Field, 70 Rindge Ave. (Rain site: Gately Youth Center)
July 31, Greene-Rose Heritage Park, 155 Harvard St. (Rain site: Moses Youth Center)
August 7, Raymond Park, 106 Raymond St.  (Rain site: Russell Youth Center)
August 14, Donnelly Field, 61 Willow St. (Rain site: Frisoli Youth Center)


Map of Summer Food Program Meal Sites

Page was last modified on 7/9/2024 2:02 PM
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