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Breakfast & lunch in the summer

Summer Meals | NYC Department of Education

1. How it Works

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

2. Determine your eligibility

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

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

Am I Eligible?

More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the Summer Meals website to find out more.

Call 311

Ask for Summer Meals assistance.

Call the help desk

Call the Schoolfood Summer meals team at 718-707-4398 or School Food’s Help Desk at 877-363-6325 if you have questions.

Find a location

Find Free Summer Meals locations.

Last Updated Wednesday, February 26th, 5:21pm