Breakfast & lunch in the summer

Summer Meals | NYC Department of Education

Food Grade-Schooler Pre-Teen Teen Young Adult

During the summer, children can get free breakfast and lunch. Locations include schools, libraries, community pools, and NYCHA buildings. There are also food trucks at some beaches, parks, and playgrounds.

  • No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal
  • For children 18 and under
  • Find Free Summer Meals locations

Am I eligible?

All NYC children, 18 and under, can get free meals in the summer.

I'm ready to apply

There is no registration required to enjoy free breakfast or lunch. Children 18 years and younger just need to walk in to one of the many community locations.

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.

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.

Money to buy food

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

NYC Human Resources Administration

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

Updated March 9, 2020