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Springfield Public Schools Grab-and-go Summer Meal Service

Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, is serving grab-and-go meals all summer to ensure kids have access to healthy meals. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks are provided for any child 18 or under.

Home Grown Springfield provides grab-and-go meal service Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m.  for anyone 18 or under at the following schools: Boland Elementary School; Bowles Elementary School; Brookings Elementary School; Chestnut Middle School; Forest Park Middle School; Milton Bradley Elementary School; Rebecca Johnson Elementary School and Talmadge Elementary School. Warner Elementary School will serve grab-n-go on Mondays and Wednesday only. Meals are also distributed every Friday at the Eastfield Mall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Oasis Food Pantry.

New this summer, Home Grown Springfield will have mobile grab-n-go meal distributions Monday-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. No ID necessary to receive meals, they do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults may pick meals up on behalf of the child or teen.

To find free grab-and-go meals for students text “Springfield” to 82257 *message and data rates may apply. To find menus for the free meal service, please visit

Page last updated:  Tuesday, March 1, 2022 01:32 pm