The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded, state administered program that provides meals at no charge to kids 18 and under during the summer months. In Massachusetts more than 400,000 children qualify for free and reduce price school meals during the school year. When school ends for the summer children and families lose access to school meals and often find it difficult to absorb the additional meal costs. This puts our students at risk for hunger, malnutrition, and increased summer learning loss. The Summer Food Service Program fills this gap, providing nutritious meals in a safe environment alongside engaging and educational programming. Partners HealthCare provides $35,000 of support to Project Bread and the Summer Food Service Program. This is the fifth summer that Partners is supporting the program. More than 60,000 children enjoyed meals at one or more than one of 900 Summer Food Service sites throughout the state this summer.
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