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Boston Eats

We are addressing the food gap and COVID-19 food insecurity by providing no-cost meals. Meals are available to Boston youth ages 18 and under.

Thanksgiving update: Due to the holiday, all City of Boston meal sites will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27. Before the holiday, you can pick up meals at meal sites on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during their hours of operation.


Boston Eats provides nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost to youth 18 and under. We aim to make meals accessible to City kids and youth during COVID-19 through December. No ID or registration required. The program delivers critical support to children that rely on school meals.

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To find meal locations by phone, you can call 1-800-645-8333. You can also text "Food" or "Comida" to 877-877.

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Be sure to use the hashtag #BostonEats and #BOSFoodAccess

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Map of Boston Eats meal sites

Youth meal sites will start service across the City of Boston on Monday, September 21.
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Full list of 2020 meal sites

Full list of sites
Organization name Address Hours and Days of the week Types of Meals
BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m.

Supper/Breakfast
BCYF Gallivan 61 Woodruff Way, Mattapan, MA 02126 Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
BCYF Hennigan Community Center 200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
BCYF Martin Pino 86 Boardman Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
BCYF Menino 125 Brookway Road, Roslindale, MA 02131 Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
BCYF Paris St. 112 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
BCYF Tobin 1481 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120 Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
BCYF Vine Street 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02118 Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
BHA Alice Taylor 260 Ruggles Street, Roxbury, MA 02120 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
BHA Commonwealth Development 35 Fidelis Way, Brighton, MA 02135 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
BHA Fairmount 43 Bow Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136 Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
BHA Faneuil 270 N. Beacon St, Brighton MA 02135 Mondays and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
BHA Franklin Field Elderly Center 100 Ames Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
BHA Mary Ellen McCormack 7 Sterling Square, Boston, MA 02127 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
BHA Tree of Life 297 Centre Street #2, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Boston Arts Academy/Comm Acad of Science & Health 174 Ipswich St., Boston, MA 02215 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Boston Chinese Evangelical Church 120 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118
 

Wednesdays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast/Lunch

Starts September 30, 2020

Boston Latin Academy 205 Townsend St., Dorchester, MA 02121 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Boston Latin School 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School 885 River Street, Boston, MA 02136 Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Boston Youth Wrestling 100 A Warren Street, Boston MA 02119 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Burke High School (BCYF Grove Hall) 60 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Codman Square Farmers Market Codman Square Park, corner of Washington
and Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Condon K-8 200 D Street, South Boston, MA 02127 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Dominican Development Center, Inc Johnson Park, Boston, MA, 02130 Wednesdays and Fridays: 12 - 5 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
East Boston High School 86 White Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Excel High School 95 G Street, South Boston, MA 02127 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Faith Christian Church 301 Harvard Street, Dorchester MA 02124 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Frederick Pilot Middle School 270 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Irving Middle School 105 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
John F. Kennedy Family Service Center 50 Monument Street, Boston, 02129 Tuesdays and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Josiah Quincy School 885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Breakfast/Lunch

Starts September 30, 2020

Lee K-8 School/Perkins 155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Madison Park 75 Malcom X Blvd, Boston, MA, 02120 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Mario Umana Academy 312 Border Street., East Boston, MA 02128 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Mattahunt Elementary School 100 Hebron Street, Mattapan, MA 02126 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition - Mattapan Farmers Market Municipal Lot #14, corner of Fairway
Street and Cummins Hwy, Mattapan MA, 02126
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
McCormack Middle School 315 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Metro Boston Alive 116 Roxbury St, Roxbury, MA 02119 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m - 1 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Mildred Avenue K-8 School 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Murphy (Leahy/Holloran community center) 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Ohrenberger School 175 W. Boundary Road, West Roxbury, MA 02132 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Orchard Gardens K-8 School 906 Albany Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Roxbury Tenants of Harvard 11 New Whitney Street, Boston MA 02115 Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Salvation Army Boston Central 23 Vernon Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Salvation Army South End 1500 Washington Street, South End, MA 02118 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
TechBoston Academy 6-12 9 Peacevale Road, Dorchester, MA 02124 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
Tynan Elementary 650 E. Fourth Street, South Boston, MA 02127 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
UP Academy Dorchester (BCYF Marshall) 35 Westville Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
VietAID 42 Charles Street Dorchester MA 02122 Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast/Lunch
YMCA Bremen St. 215 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Monday through Friday: 9 - 11 a.m. Breakfast/Lunch
YMCA Dorchester 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
YMCA Egleston 3134 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Monday through Friday: 3 - 6 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
YMCA Huntington Ave 316 Huntington Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02115 Tuesdays and Fridays: 4 - 6 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
YMCA Menino 137 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136 Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
YMCA Oak Square 615 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135 Monday through Friday: 4 - 6 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
YMCA Parkway 1972 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 Tuesdays and Fridays: 4 - 6 p.m. Supper/Breakfast
YMCA Roxbury 285 Martin Luther King Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02119 Monday through Friday: 3 - 6 p.m. Supper/Breakfast

About the program

background

Boston Eats was launched in 2020 to provide a food resource for Boston youths that rely on school meals amid COVID-19. We have partnered with

  • the YMCA of Greater Boston
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families
  • Boston Housing Authority, and
  • other community-based organizations to expand meal sites across Boston.
Meal sites include:
  • YMCA community centers
  • Boston Housing Authority properties
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families locations
  • Boston Public Schools, and
  • community-based organizations. 
Current Program

In September 2020, we received funding from the Boston Children's Collaboration for Community Health. We are now supporting more than 60 open Boston Eats meal sites throughout Boston. Kids and youth ages 18 and under can get free meals. There are safety guidelines in place to ensure we are using best practices to ensure your safety.