Apr. 3, 2020, Staff Report
New Yorkers across the 5 boroughs are able to get three free meals at city schools starting today.
The ‘grab and go’ meals are available at more than 400 locations around New York and residents can go online and search by zip code the school locations that are offering them.
Mayor Bill De Blasio said Thursday that he wants to make sure “everyone who is hungry has a place to go for food.” He noted that many people have lost jobs as a result of COVID-19 and may struggle to afford groceries.
The sites will be open from 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for children and families with children. They’ll be open from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for adults without children. All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time.
People are not required to provide ID and no one will be turned away. All means must be eaten off premises and guardians and parents can pick up meals for their children.
- Vegetarian and halal options are also being made available at all sites.
Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find the closest school to get food, or click on the following website.