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Free meals for New Yorkers age 18 or younger in the summer

Summer Meals | NYC Department of Education (DOE)

1. How it Works

New Yorkers can get free breakfast or lunch at schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks nearby during the summer.

Find a meal location and learn about its dates and hours. You can also text “NYC Food” to 304-304 to find a location.

  • Available until September 1, 2023. No service on July 4.
  • You don’t need to register, and do not need ID or documents.

More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Call 311

Ask about “Summer Meals”.

Last Updated September 20, 2023

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