Our Work

creating jobs. strengthening communities.

Through the Double Impact Initiative, Breaktime creates transitional employment opportunities for young adults experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston while providing help and support for underserved communities.

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How We're Doubling Our Impact

Even in these difficult times, the power of compassion and kindness can have an enormous impact on our communities. Through our Double Impact Initiative, the Breaktime family is ready to help our communities thrive once again while providing employment to those who need it most. Find out what we're doing to help below.



The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food-insecurity throughout Massachusetts. Together with partners at Community Work Services, the Breaktime team is producing and delivering thousands of nutritious meals each week to support both our communities and heroic healthcare and shelter workers across Boston. 

To gain a first-hand look into the work that we're doing in communities within the Greater Boston area, check out the video below!

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Running a successful business, organization, or institution in this new reality requires rigorous and reliable sanitization standards. Breaktime is ready to help you get back to work safely.

Breaktime is offering professional cleaning services for your office, restaurant, or other business. Whether you are in need of daily or weekly cleaning, or a one-time deep clean, Breaktime is equipped to ensure that when you return to work, you can do so knowing that your workspace is sanitized and your employees and customers are protected.

To get in touch with us to discuss your cleaning needs and for a customized quote, please fill out our inquiry form.



The CDC recommends that individuals wear face coverings when outside or in public spaces where social distancing may not be possible or consistent. Breaktime has got you - and your face - covered!​ 


Our masks are professionally made 

using colorful, durable cloth fabric and are secured with elastic straps. Masks are sewn with love by the young adults we work with, and your purchase helps support our Breaktime mission.​ Whatever your needs may be, our team is ready to help you stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you are a part of a company looking to provide masks for your employees, please fill out our inquiry form.

Disclaimer: Our masks are not medical grade.


how we're

keeping our team safe

The safety and well-being of our team members and meal recipients is our top priority. Breaktime ensures that all team members are provided with stable, single-unit housing at shelters. In our kitchen and on our deliveries, we follow rigorous safety and sanitization procedures.

serving our neighbors at:

Cape Verdean Association of Boston
Sojourner House
St. Ambrose Family Shelter
Nazareth Family Shelter
Pine Street Inn
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Crossroads Family Center

La Comunidad
...and many more

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