City of Cambridge Partnership with Local Restaurants Providing Meals to Homeless Residents Extended

The City of Cambridge announced that it is extending its successful program for feeding homeless residents with meals provided by local food establishments through September 5, 2021. In March 2020, the City launched an innovative project to contract with local restaurants to provide food to the City’s homeless community during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

To date, over 200,000 meals have been provided and more than 3,000 meals are now being delivered each week to shelters across the City. Over the last 14 months the City of Cambridge has spent over $1,300,000 on meals provided by local Cambridge restaurants.

60 Cambridge restaurants have participated in this program where meals are delivered to 16 shelters and programs that the City’s Department of Human Service Programs has identified as having a strong need for meals.

Restaurants interested in participating in this initiative are encouraged to contact the City of Cambridge Purchasing Department at purchasing@cambridgema.gov.

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