New York City Public Schools offers free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year.
Our 2023 Food Service Fall Survey
We would like to provide you with the best food service program possible. Take a quick survey to tell us what you want to eat. Thank you in advance for wanting to make a difference.
See what’s on the Menu!
We thoughtfully create our menus to make sure that students get the nutrients they need to think clearly and concentrate on learning. Seeing students succeed in school is what drives our passion to serve high-quality meals every day.
Use the Find A School tool to find the menu served at your school.
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View our calendar format menus for October 2023.
Download the School Food App
View menus, submit reviews and even use the "FastPass" to skip the line. The app is available for Android and iOS.
Daily Menu Options
In addition to our center of the plate meal option(s), students have access to many daily offerings. Our daily offered menu options support students with allergy restrictions, vegetarian and vegan preferences, and some restricted diets. The plant-based options offered daily are our Peanut Butter and/or Sunflower Seed Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Hummus Grab & Go lunch. Vegetarian options offered daily are our hot and cold Cheese Sandwiches. Select days include Assorted Vegetarian Wraps (Monday), Assorted Vegetarian Wraps (Friday) and Tuna Sandwiches (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). We identify menu items/recipes with either a (V) for Vegetarian or (VE) for Vegan, for menu awareness.
Under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, milk must be offered to students as part of the meal. OFNS provides low fat milk, non-fat milk, and non-fat chocolate milk. Schools that do not wish to serve chocolate milk as an option should communicate their request to the School Food Service Manager assigned to their school, via their school administration.
Alternative Milk Options
Children who cannot consume milk due to a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance may receive a milk substitute (soy or lactose-free milk). Medical documentation is required for School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program.