Free school breakfast and lunch

SchoolFood | NYC Department of Education (DOE)

Food Grade-Schooler Pre-Teen Teen

The New York City Department of Education is pleased to announce that breakfast and lunch are completely free for all students in every New York City public school.

  • Families no longer need to fill out applications to qualify for free meal benefits.
  • You may be asked to complete a family income inquiry form to help schools receive funding.

How to apply

  • Applications are no longer needed to qualify for free meal benefits.
  • Families may be asked to complete a family income inquiry form to help schools receive funding.

How to get help

Other Food Programs

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Get emergency food now

Quickly find free food from food pantries and community kitchens.

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

NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH)

Healthy food for families

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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Money to buy food

SNAP benefits can help you feed your family with fresh and healthy groceries.

Updated March 25, 2022