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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 from the end of June through August.  

  • Open to all Cambridge residents ages 18 and under
  • No identification required to get a meal
  • Vegetarian options available at every location

Cambridge youth can join Recreation staff for games and activities in the parks where breakfast and lunch meals are provided. Cambridge Book Bike brings story time to a 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. The program also provides free snacks to families who attend Screen on the Green Family Summer Movie nights and meals to eligible summer camps and community programs.

In the event of rain or dangerous weather, summer food sites will be cancelled and meals will be provided at the War Memorial Recreation Center (1640 Cambridge St.). 

Information about the 2024 Summer Food Program Schedule will be announced in June 2024 

Questions? Call 617-349-6247 or email summerfood@cambridgema.gov.

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