Community Meals

Starting Tuesday, September 29, 2020

New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals available at more than 200 locations across the city. 

  • Meals can be picked up from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, on schools days only. 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

Find a Community Meal Site


What's on the Menu

  • See what is on the menu for free breakfast and lunch this month.
  • Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change.

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.


Boro Park

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt High School—5800 20th Avenue,11204

Crown Heights

  • 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


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


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

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


  • 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 Morning side Dr, 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

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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