SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Home Grown Springfield nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools will be serving meals all summer long.

Grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks are available for pickup on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“It’s extremely important to help them day to day and it’s also part of our goals to eliminate hunger that also helps their health and their business,” said Yessenia Sanchez of the Home Grown Program.

To find free grab-and-go meals text “Springfield” to 82257 and to find menus for the free meal service, visit www.homegrownspringfield.com/menus.

  • Boland Elementary School
  • Bowles Elementary School
  • Brookings Elementary School
  • Chestnut Middle School
  • Forest Park Middle School
  • Milton Bradley Elementary School
  • Rebecca Johnson Elementary School
  • Talmadge Elementary School

Starting on June 28, Warner Elementary School will serve grab-n-go on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oasis Food Pantry will also continue distributing food at the Eastfield Mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mobile Grab-and-Go locations

Starting on July 6, Home Grown Springfield will distribute meals Monday through Friday at the following housing locations:

  • 12 p.m. at Bay Neighborhood (437 Bay St), Duggan Housing (445 Goodwin St), and Spring Meadows (176 Cannon Circle)
  • 12:45 p.m. at Sullivan Housing (31 Morgan St), Robinson Gardens (Bay St & Berkshire Ave), and Allen Park Apartments (251 Allen Park Apts)
  • 1 p.m. at Bay Meadows (100 Bay Meadow Rd) and Colonial Estates (1 Beacon Circle)
  • 1:30 p.m. at Liberty Hill Townhouse (4 Nursery St), Reed Village (5 Lionel Benoit Rd), and Eastbrook Apartments (559 Fernbank Rd)

Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program and No ID is necessary to receive meals, youth do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults can also pick meals up on behalf of children or teens.