Starting Thursday, November 19, 2020
New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. While school buildings are closed, students and families can go to nearby school buildings for takeout meals. Additionally, any New Yorker can receive free meals available at locations across the city.
- All families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9:00 am and noon on the weekdays to pick up free grab-and-go meals.
- No identification or registration is necessary.
- Halal and kosher meals are available at selected sites, listed below.
- Members of the community can pick up meals from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at locations across the city. Please view the DOE calendar for more information
- Meals are not available to the general public at any other time
- No registration or ID required
- Multiple meals can be picked up at once
Thanksgiving Meals To Go
- Frozen Thanksgiving meals will be available for pickup for everyone on 11/23, 11/24 and 11/25
- Menu: Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Buttermilk Biscuit, Apple Slices, Cookie Treat and Milk
- Multiple meals may be picked up at once
- Find a location from 9am-12pm
- To locate a community meal site, click the find community meals link below
There will be no food service available on the following dates. November 26th (Thanksgiving), December 25th (Christmas Day) and January 1st (New Year’s Day)
There will be food service available on the following dates from 12pm to 3pm only. November 27th (Friday after Thanksgiving), December 24th (Christmas Eve) and December 28th-31st (Including New Year’s Eve)
Find a Community Meal Site Open From 3pm to 5pm
Kosher and Halal Meals
- Kosher certified meals are available at select sites. These sites are listed below and can also be found in the Community Meals look up tool.
- Community Meals sites across the city in areas with large Muslim populations offer expanded Halal meal service. Besides these sites, all community meals sites will continue to offer vegetarian and halal certified options.
- Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change.
- Sites may be temporarily closed due to staffing issues. Signs will be posted at any closed location directing the public to the nearest open site.
Kosher certified meals are available at select sites. These sites are listed below and can also be found in the Community Meals look up tool.
Kosher meals follow the USDA meal nutrition guidelines and are produced in partnership with a certified kosher distributor. Our kosher meal sites are housed in DOE school buildings and staffed by DOE food service staff. Meals offered at our kosher meal sites are free and available to any New Yorker that requests them.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt High School—5800 20th Avenue,11204
- P.S. 160 - 5105 Fort Hamilton Parkway , 11219
- P.S. 221 - 791 Empire Blvd, 11213
- P.S. 197 - The Kings Highway Academy—1599 East 22 Street,11210
- P.S. 16 - 157 Wilson Street, 11211
- P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil, 660 West 236th Street, Bronx, NY, 10463
Upper West Side
- P.S. 75 - 735 West End Avenue, 10025
- P.S. 048 - P.O. Michael J. Buczek—4360-78 Broadway, 10033
Kew Gardens Hill
- P.S. 164 - 138-01 77th Avenue,11367
- P.S. 253 - 1307 Central Avenue,11691
- Forest Hills HS - 67-01 110th Street, 11375
- Susan E. Wagner High School, 1200 Manor Road, 10314
Community Meals sites across the city in areas with large Muslim populations offer expanded Halal meal service. Besides these sites, all community meals sites will continue to offer vegetarian and halal certified options
- PS 47—1794 E 172nd St, The Bronx, NY 10472
- MS 127 (JHS 127)—1560 Purdy St, The Bronx, NY 10462
- J.H.S 062—700 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY, 11218
- PS 36 -123 Morningside Drive, New York, 10027
- JHS 052 - 650 Academy Street, NY, NY 10034
- IS 210—9311 101st Ave, Ozone Park, NY 11416
- Hillcrest High School—160-05 Highland Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432
- Thomas Edison High School—165-65 84th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432
- Curtis High School—105 Hamilton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301
- CSI High School for International Studies - 100 Essex Drive, Staten Island, NY 10314