From The City of Boston: Mayor Martin Walsh announced the second phase of expansion of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) My Way Cafe food and nutrition program to 25-30 additional schools in Dorchester and South Boston thanks to a $7.9 million investment in the Fiscal Year 2020 – 2024 Capital Plan announced by Mayor Walsh yesterday. Today’s announcement was made alongside students, teachers, faculty and staff at the Kenny School, which will have a new kitchen built over the summer.

My Way Cafe began as a pilot program at four schools in East Boston in the spring of 2017, and since then has expanded to 29 schools in East Boston, Roxbury, and Mattapan. The neighborhoods were selected based on data showing areas of the city with the highest need for better access to nutritious food. The program has been launched and operated in collaboration with the Shah Family Foundation.

“All young people in Boston deserve access to fresh, and delicious food to make sure they’re healthy and able to do well in school,” said Mayor Walsh. “My Way Cafe is a program that promotes students making healthy choices and receiving the nutrition they need to help them focus on their education. I am proud that this public-private partnership is making a big difference in the health and food habits of our students across the city.”


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