Free school breakfast and lunch

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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.

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  • 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.

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Updated February 21, 2020