Community Meals

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. Use the search link below to find a location online or Text “NYC FOOD” or “NYC COMIDA” to 877-877 (text messaging and data rates may apply)

  • 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.
    • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations.
  • 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
    • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations.

Holiday Service

There will be no food service available on the following dates. 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. December 24th (Christmas Eve) and December 28th-31st (Including New Year’s Eve)

Find a Community Meal Site Open From 3pm to 5pm

 

Kosher, Halal and Vegetarian 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.
  • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations.

Kosher 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. 

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.

Brooklyn

Boro Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt High School—5800 20th Avenue,11204
  • P.S. 160 - 5105 Fort Hamilton Parkway , 11219
Crown Heights
  • P.S. 221⁠ - 791 Empire Blvd, 11213
Midwood
  • P.S. 197 - The Kings Highway Academy⁠—1599 East 22 Street,11210
Williamsburg
  • P.S. 16⁠ - 157 Wilson Street, 11211

Bronx

Riverdale
  • P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil, 660 West 236th Street, Bronx, NY, 10463 

Manhattan


Upper West Side
  •  P.S. 75⁠ - 735 West End Avenue, 10025
Washington Heights
  • P.S. 048 - P.O. Michael J. Buczek⁠—4360-78 Broadway, 10033

Queens

Kew Gardens Hill
  • P.S. 164 - 138-01 77th Avenue,11367
Far Rockaway
  • P.S. 253 - 1307 Central Avenue,11691
Forest Hills
  • Forest Hills HS - 67-01 110th Street, 11375

Staten Island

  • Susan E. Wagner High School, 1200 Manor Road, 10314

Halal Meals

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

Bronx

  • PS 47⁠—1794 E 172nd St, The Bronx, NY 10472
  • MS 127 (JHS 127)⁠—1560 Purdy St, The Bronx, NY 10462 

Brooklyn

  • J.H.S 062—700 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY, 11218

Manhattan

  • PS 36 -123 Morningside Drive, New York, 10027
  • JHS 052 - 650 Academy Street, NY, NY 10034

Queens

  • 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

Staten Island

  • Curtis High School⁠—105 Hamilton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301
  • CSI High School for International Studies - 100 Essex Drive, Staten Island, NY 10314
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