Get Ready for Summer with Summer Eats!
This year, Massachusetts is launching Summer Eats, the new statewide brand for the Summer Food Service Program. Learn how to promote your program using Summer Eats to help increase recognition of the program throughout the state and engage more kids and teens! Listen to a recording of our recent Summer Eats webinar to learn about new resources, social media promotion techniques, co-branding your current program, and more!
Chicopee School Triples Breakfast Participation with Grab & Go Model
Project Bread visited Bowie Memorial Elementary School in Chicopee in May to recognize the school’s commitment to providing breakfast to all of its students and the implementation of a new breakfast model. State Representative Michael Finn joined the celebration to acknowledge the district’s increase in school breakfast participation. Since beginning a Grab & Go breakfast model, the school has more than tripled the number of students eating breakfast each day—from 28% before the model change to 95% who now enjoy breakfast each morning. Representative Finn and staff from Project Bread joined Principal Norman Burgess in celebrating the school’s success in expanding access to school breakfast.
Take Advantage of Local Produce over the Summer!
Let our friends at Massachusetts Farm to School help you source local, fresh, in season produce for your Summer Eats program and get kids excited for Massachusetts produce during our great growing season. Sign up for the Summer Harvest of the Month program and receive bright, beautiful promotional posters, trading cards, and stickers to help promote local foods and healthy eating. Along with the materials, Massachusetts Farm to School will also send a monthly newsletter with recipe ideas, food & agriculture based educational activities, and procurement information. Learn more!