In the Press: 2018

From Access Framingham
FPS BBQ @ Pelham

Framingham Public Schools hosted a Summer Eats barbecue for kids, teens, and families in Framingham to promote the summer meals program and engage the community. 

From Waltham Wicked Local
Waltham Boys and Girls Club provides summer meals

Waltham Wicked Local provides a wrap-up of the Summer Eats program in Waltham in 2018.

From Metrowest Daily News
Framingham summer food program closes meal gap

The Metrowest Daily News covers a site visit to Pelham Apartments in Framingham.

From Framingham Source
Framingham Mayor, Superintendent Visit Pelham Apartments for BBQ

Framingham Public Schools hosted a Summer Eats barbecue at Pelham Apartments for kids, teens, and families in Framingham to promote the summer meals program and engage the community. Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer and State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis attended. 

From Webster Times
Getting the food where it belongs…in small stomachs

This article (appearing on the front page and page 11 of the print version of Webster Times) covers Congressman McGovern’s visit to a meal site and roundtable discussion in Webster as part of the Summer Food Rocks Tour.

From MassLive
'Food ought to be a fundamental right': US Rep. Jim McGovern highlights importance of summer meal programs amid proposed SNAP cuts

Congressman McGovern visited Worcester as a stop on the Summer Food Rocks Tour.   

From Western Mass News
McGovern stop highlights importance of food programs

As part of the Summer Food Rocks Tour, Congressman McGovern visited meal sites and held a roundtable discussion with Summer Eats sponsors, sites and community partners in Amherst. 

From WWLP
'Summer Food Rocks' tour in Amherst

Congressman McGovern visited Amherst Regional Middle School for the community roundtable held during the Summer Food Rocks Tour. The discussion walked through successes and challenges in the summer meals program. 

From Athol Daily News
McGovern hits Royalston to promote Summer Eats

As part of the Summer Food Rocks Tour, Congressman McGovern visited Whitney Hall Park in Royalston.  

From MassLive
US Rep. Jim McGovern promotes summer food programs in Western Massachusetts

As part of the Summer Food Rocks Tour, Congressman McGovern visited meal sites and held a roundtable discussion with Summer Eats sponsors, sites and community partners in Amherst. 

From Eastie Times
Eastie Week Kicks Off with Summer Food Program at the Library (print only)

This in-print article in the Eastie Times covered the Boston Summer Eats kickoff at the East Boston Library.

From Springfield Republican
In Massachusetts, nearly half of schoolchildren are eligible for free summer lunch; here are details about an underused program keeping kids nourished

Many children and teens in Massachusetts rely on school meals--which they lose access to during the summer. Summer Eats provides free meals to anyone under 18 all summer long, and Project Bread is working to ensure all children have access to this program. 

From Athol Daily News
Free Meals for children 18 and under this summer

Summer Eats sites were available in Athol, Orange, and Royalston during Summer 2018. 

From Cape Cod Today
Falmouth Gets Free Meals for Kids Program this Summer

Summer Eats were available at the East Falmouth Public Library during Summer 2018. Meal service was combined with activities for children and families. 

From Framingham Source
Project Bread, Framingham Schools Team Up to Provide Free Lunches at Framingham Library This Summer

For the second year in a row, Framingham served Summer Eats at the Framingham Public Library. Children who attended were also able to receive a free book!

From The Falmouth Interprise
Summer Eats Program Aims to fill in the food gap

Summer Eats was available throughout Cape Cod in Summer 2018. The East Falmouth Library, sponsored by the Cape Cod YMCA, provided lunches to children and teens, in addition to programming and musical performances. 

From Gloucester Times
Picnic Kicks off Summer meals program "Open Door debuting mobile meals"

In Gloucester, the Open Door kicked off Summer Eats 2018 with a picnic at the Riverdale Park housing complex. The Open Door launched a mobile meals program to provide Summer Eats to Riverdale Park and Willowood Gardens. 

From Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Central Mass. Schools scale up summer meal programs

Summer meal sponsors in Central Mass. expanded summer meal programs in 2018 to serve more children and teens who may be in need of meals during the summer months. 

From Dedham Transcript
School breakfast program expanded through grant  

Dedham Schools recently received a grant from Amazon for $7,500, which was used to purchase a breakfast and milk cart, according to Jeanne Johnson, director of school nutrition. These will be used to deliver breakfast to the classroom for schools such as Oakdale, which have a breakfast program but lack a cafeteria. Project Bread has provided technical assistance with breakfast promotion among parents and students to increase participation in the program.

From Dedham Patch
Oakdale School, Elected Officials Join Fight Against Hunger

In September 2017, Dedham Public Schools began serving breakfast at all schools in the district, expanding the breakfast program to the 925 students in Dedham who previously did not have access to school breakfast. State Senator Michael Rush and State Representative Paul McMurtry joined Project Bread at Oakdale Elementary to celebrate the district's commitment to fighting hunger. 

From Lowell Sun
Proper start to each day for students

Four years ago, Daley Middle School was serving breakfast to 28% of its students. Now, after implementing a Grab & Go breakfast program in 2014, 60% of students participate in school breakfast--200 more students each day. Sen. Eileen Donoghue and Rep. Rady Mom visited the school during National School Breakfast Week to celebrate the program's success. 

From Greenfield Recorder
‘Makes sense to have breakfast, doesn’t it?’ Gobi, Whipps observe Grab & Go at ARMS

State Senator Anne Gobi and State Representative Susannah Whipps visited Athol-Royalston Middle School to observe their Grab & Go program. After the program started, breakfast participation increased from 25% to 64% of students served daily.