Meals outside of school hours

After School and Saturday Meals | NYC Department of Education

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Some schools give free meals to students in the evening and on Saturdays. Through this program, children in after school and Saturday programs can get the nutrition they need.

Am I Eligible?

Students who live in a school district that provides After School or Saturday meals are eligible to receive free meals.

I'm Ready To Apply

  • Speak to your school’s administration or call SchoolFood at 718-707-4320 to find out if your school offers after school or Saturday meal programs
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) and principals should apply for an After school or Saturday Meals program on the Department of Education website


How Can I Get Help?


Other Food Programs

Get emergency food now

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

NYC Human Resources Administration

Quickly find food pantries and community kitchens that provide free food.

Breakfast & lunch in the summer

Summer Meals

NYC Department of Education

Children can get free breakfast and lunch in the summer at hundreds of locations in NYC.

Healthy food for families

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

NYS Department of Health

Free healthy food, counseling about healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals for women, infants, and children under five.

Updated December 4, 2019