NYC DOE SERVICES

New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. 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. 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.

Links

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