Breakfast & lunch in the summer

Summer Meals | NYC Department of Education

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This summer, any New Yorker who wants them can get free “grab & go” meals at 400 locations across the city.

  • No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch
  • Meals Hubs are open for children and families from 7:30 to 11:30am and for adults from 11:30am to 1:30pm, Monday–Friday
  • Kosher and halal meals are available at certain locations
  • Find Free Summer Meals locations

Who is eligible

All New Yorkers can get free meals this summer.


How to apply

You don’t need to register to enjoy free breakfast or lunch. Any New Yorker just needs to walk in to one of the many community locations.


How to get help

Other Food Programs

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

NYC Human Resources Administration

Get emergency food now

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

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

NYS Department of Health

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

Money to buy food

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

Updated August 28, 2020