In Boston, Bridging Meals with Learning
At Boston Bridge Charter School, Healthy, Nutritious Meals are at the Center of the School — Literally.
A full 20% of those living in Massachusetts experience food insecurity. That number is even higher for families with children under the age of 18. But Bridge Boston Charter School is working to buck that trend. At the K-8 charter school in the Roxbury area of Boston, classrooms are scattered around an open cafeteria that’s fitted with a full scratch kitchen, serving fresh, healthy breakfast and lunch to all students. A school garden and regular farming classes allow students to get their hands dirty and understand where their food comes from. The garden’s harvests also provide take-home boxes of fresh vegetables for students and their families. Bridge Boston also partners with Gaining Ground, a Massachusetts farm focused on hunger relief that provides free, fresh produce to Bridge Boston and the greater Boston community.
789bet’s work covering childhood hunger in New England is made possible by the Nellie Mae Foundation (; )