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Child Nutrition Program Resources

For school + summer meal providers

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The School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program are federally-reimbursed child nutrition programs.It takes the dedication of countless school nutrition professionals and summer meal providers to make them available to kids and families in Massachusetts. Working tirelessly to ensure all children in Massachusetts have access to nutritious meals year-round is you!

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Let's work together to feed more kids!

Project Bread is the statewide partner to school and summer meal providers. For more than 20 years, Project Bread's Child Nutrition Team, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), has been a resource to school and summer meal providers. We work to achieve our shared goals of increasing access and participation in these underutilized and critically important federal nutrition programs.

How we help

School Breakfast Program

Project Bread provides individualized support to any school or district in Massachusetts looking to start a school breakfast program, change breakfast models, or increase participation in an existing program. This includes:

  • Technical assistance and one-on-one support for schools interested in starting a new breakfast program or looking to expand an existing program.
  • Expertise in outreach strategies to increase breakfast participation.
  • Promotional resources to increase awareness about school breakfast.
  • Help with organizing school breakfast celebrations and media promotion.
  • Support with implementing or improving Breakfast After the Bell models.
  • Tools to analyze the financial viability of changes to breakfast menus, service models, or staffing. 
  • Support to help districts explore and provide universal free school meals to all students, including the Community Eligibility Provision and Provision II.  
  • Grant opportunities to support expansion of school breakfast programs.


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Start or Expand a School Breakfast Program

Start a breakfast program or increase participation in your existing one, and how we can help.

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How We Help

Summer Eats

Whether you're looking to start a Summer Eats program or you've been serving your community for 20 years, Project Bread can provide individualized support to any current - or potential - sponsor or site in Massachusetts! This includes:

  • Technical assistance for schools and community-based partners looking to start or expand a Summer Eats program.

  • Support with state and federal Summer Food Service Program regulation compliance.

  • Expertise in outreach strategies and best practices to increase Summer Eats participation.

  • Promotional resources to increase awareness of the availability of Summer Eats in your community.

  • Help with organizing Summer Eats events and media promotion.

  • Grant opportunities to support Summer Eats programs.


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Project Bread's Child Nutrition Team

We're here to help!

Have questions about starting or expanding a school or summer meals program? Our staff are trained and happy to help.

Good food is a basic right

While our work is focused in Massachusetts, our models lay the groundwork to end hunger for everyone, everywhere, forever. We get closer to our goal every day – but we need people like you to help us achieve lasting change.

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