School breakfast and lunch

SchoolFood | NYC Department of Education

1. How it Works

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.

More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the SchoolFood website to learn more.

Call SchoolFood Customer Information

Call 877-363-6325 if you have questions about applying.

2. Determine your eligibility

Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.

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3. How to Apply

3. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply online

  • 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.

Apply in person

Speak to the Parent Coordinator in your child’s school for more information.

Come back to it later.
We can send you a link to this page to help you get back to it when you’re ready.

More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the SchoolFood website to learn more.

Call SchoolFood Customer Information

Call 877-363-6325 if you have questions about applying.

Updated June 21, 2018