Free summer meals for children and young adults

Summer Meals | NYC Department of Education

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The Free Summer Meals program provides free breakfast and lunch at schools, parks, pools, libraries, and food trucks in all five boroughs

Who is eligible

Breakfast and lunch are available for:

  • all children ages 18 and younger
  • all people with disabilities, regardless of age, who participate in special education programs

Anyone who gets SNAP Benefits has automatic access to this program

How to get help

Call 311 or text NYC Food to 304-304 for more information.

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Updated December 18, 2023