Free Meals

Food Benefits for YOU

Money for Groceries! Coming to NYC School Families. Great News! NY State introduces P-EBT (P for Pandemic) a new benefit that gives every NYC public school family $420 per child. No sign up is required.
Thanks to the city's policy of universal free lunch, all NYC public school families, regardless of household income, will receive funds to help cover the cost of missed school meals during remote instruction from home. Families should receive up to $82/month for each child who was learning from home one to 12 days. No sign up is required. 
 
What you can do:
  • Be sure we have your correct mailing address on file. 
    Ensuring schools have accurate, up-to-date information can help avoid delays in issuing P-EBT benefits.
  • Be sure to keep your P-EBT card if you received one during the first round of P-EBT.
  • Students who are newly eligible for free and reduced-price meals must fill out a school meals application and return it to our main office to be eligible for P-EBT benefits. 
    This includes those who:
    • Did not receive P-EBT last school year, but their household income is at or below the income limits for free or reduced price school meals.
    • Are new to the school district, including kindergarten students; prekindergarten students, if receiving school lunch through the National School Lunch Program; and students who have moved to the area.
    • Have experienced job or income loss at any point in the school year.
 
You do not need to submit a new school meal application if:
    • You received P-EBT for last school year.
    • Your child received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year.
    • Your child attends a school using the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) to offer free meals to all students.
    • One or more people in your household receives benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
 

For more details, please visit NYS P-EBT webpage. If you have specific questions, please contact: info@hungersolutionsny.org

P-EBT benefits will be issued automatically by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (NYSOTDA).

 
 
School Meals Application (see below for pdf): http://www.cn.nysed.gov/common/cn/files/attvahshldincmappeng.pdf 

School Food

School Meals

The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year.

Meals are provided at no cost to our parents through federal funds. If you choose to send in lunch with your child, please contact the school administrator for protocols. If your child has food allergies, please advise your teacher immediately and indicate it on the blue card.

 

Free Meals

The NYC Department of Education is committed to making Free Meals available daily for all NYC children. See the monthly menu here!

 
Date Menu
August 21, 2020
Friday
  • Pillsbury® Mini Blueberry Waffles
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Milk
August 24, 2020
Monday
  • Meal Kit
  • Juice
  • Milk
August 25, 2020
Tuesday
  • Assorted Muffins
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Milk
August 26, 2020
Wednesday
  • Whole Grain Croissant
  • Cheese Stick
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Milk
August 27, 2020
Thursday
  • Meal Kit
  • Juice
  • Milk
August 28, 2020
Friday
  • Mini Pancakes
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Milk
August 31, 2020
Monday
  • Meal Kit
  • Juice
  • Milk

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

 

You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form(Open external link), 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.

We take allergies, food safety, and student health very seriously.

Please visit our page on allergies to learn more about how we ensure that your child receives the best care possible while at school.

1. In NYC/ En la Ciudad de Nueva York: Food pantries in NYC. You may choose the one closest to you.