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Summer Food Program

Human Service Programs

The Cambridge Summer Food Program provides free meals and fun to Cambridge children and youth! Every weekday beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022, free breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals will be available at Summer Food locations across the city.

  • Open to all Cambridge residents ages 18 and under
  • No identification required to get a meal
  • Vegetarian options available at every location
  • Meals can be eaten on-site or taken off-site to eat later

During breakfast and lunch hours, children and youth can join Recreation staff for fun in the parks - including whiffle ball, kick ball, board games, sidewalk chalk, and more. Cambridge Book Bike will also visit breakfast and lunch locations for weekly story time and book exploration.

Free dinner meals will be served at DHSP Summer Basketball League locations. Cambridge children and youth do not need to participate in the leagues to receive a dinner meal. Free snacks will also be available to children and families who attend Screen on the Green Family Movie nights.

Meal times and locations are listed below and on the Summer Food Program flyer.

The Summer Food Program also provides meals to eligible summer camps and community programs.

Weather Impacts: Summer food sites may be canceled due to rain or dangerous weather. Cancelations will be announced on the Department of Human Service Programs’ Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Questions? Call 617-349-6247 or email

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2022 Summer Food Program Schedule

Breakfast and Lunch, Monday through Friday

Breakfast: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Games and activities, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fresh Pond Apartments Playground
362–364 Rindge Avenue

Book Bike on July 12

Gold Star Mothers Park Playground
123 Gore St

Book Bike on July 26

Greene-Rose Heritage Park Playground
155 Harvard St

Book Bike on August 9

Hoyt Field Playground,
12 Gilmore St

Book Bike on July 19

Louis A. DePasquale Playground
Danehy Park, 75 Field St

Book Bike on August 2

Rindge Avenue Playground
Russell Field, Rindge Ave

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. Park
71 Rogers St

Willow St. Playground
Donnelly Field, 61 Willow St.

Dinner meals

Served during DHSP Recreation Summer Basketball Leagues from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on the following weekdays at the following locations:

  • Ahern Field, 259 Charles St
    Monday and Wednesday starting July 6
  • Glacken Field, 661 Huron Ave
    Tuesday and Thursday starting July 5
  • Hoyt Field, 12 Gilmore St
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting July 5
  • War Memorial Recreation Center, 1640 Cambridge St.
    Monday and Wednesday starting July 6

Children and youth do not need to participate in the Leagues in order to get a meal. 


Free snacks will be available to children and families at Screen on the Green Family Movie Nights on Wednesday evenings, July 6 through August 10. View 2022 Screen on the Green schedule.


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