Summer Meals

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Free Summer Meals Starts June 28

Breakfast and lunch will continue beyond the instructional school year. Our Summer Meals Program is available throughout New York City to anyone ages 18 years old and under. Designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks will be open for service. No registration, documentation, or ID is necessary to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal. Additional information will be provided as we get closer to the summer in the coming weeks.


Breakfast and lunch meals reflect the NYC Department of Education’s commitment to the highest standard of nutrition. Our meals meet or exceed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards and do not use food additives such as artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. We offer a variety of fresh fruit, whole grains, vegetables, and salads for children to enjoy.

Service Dates

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – Friday, September 2, 2022
  • There is no service Monday, July 4, 2022

Service Times at Designated Public Schools

  • Breakfast: 8AM–9:15AM
  • Lunch 11AM–1:15PM

How To Find Locations

  • Find A Location Search (available mid-June)
  • Website:
  • Text: NYC Food to 304-304 (standard text messaging rates may apply)
  • Call: 311

Food Service Trucks

Dates, times, and locations will be available in June.

Community Based Organizations (CBO)

Community Based Organizations (not associated with the Department of Youth & Community Development, or DYCD) that are non-profit and/or not-for-profit (510C3) may be eligible to pick up meals (breakfast and/or lunch) for community members during the Summer Meals Program. Complete our online application.

Summer Artwork Attribution

The Agency from Art & Design High School, View their work at

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