School Meals

School Meals

Students attending school in person will be offered free breakfast and lunch daily in school. Please contact your school for more information on meal times and locations.

Approved Grab and Go Meals 

Grab and Go Meals will be available for DOE students on an approved medical accommodation or who are required to quarantine. Meals will be available for pick-up by a non-quarantined family member at their school. Speak to your school administrators for details. You may also visit NYC Human Resources Administration website food assistance for additional locations.

Hot Meals Service for Schools

A school may request hot meal service for all students attending in person on school days. Principals can speak with the School Food Service Manager about how to request service. Social-distancing guidelines and locations to eat must be in place before starting. Parents/guardians may reach out to the school administration for more information.

Support School Funding

You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form, which helps schools receive money for their programs. Your school will send a copy of this form home with your child, or you can get it from your school’s main office.

Lunch Fee Refund

In the 2017-2018 school year, schools participating in the Office of Food and Nutrition Services program became eligible and opted into citywide universal meals, making breakfast and lunch free for all NYC School students. Parents and guardians with positive lunch fee balances are able to request a refund below by November 1, 2021. After that date, all unclaimed funds will be remitted to New York State as abandoned property. You may also view translated letters.

Download the School Food App

View menus, submit reviews and even use to “FastPass” to skip the line. The app is available for Android and iOS.

Contact Us

For more information about our menus, nutrition information, programs, questions or comments email us at Please provide your name and email address when responding.

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