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 available as we approach the start date so please bookmark this page for future reference. 

Service Dates

All dates, times, locations and menus are subject to change. 

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – Friday, September 1, 2023
  • Select locations open Wednesday, June 28 (Eid al-Adha)
  • Citywide locations will open Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • There is no service Tuesday, July 4, 2023 (4th of July)

Find A Location Near You

Food Truck Service

  • Bronx: Haffen Park
  • Manhattan: Sara D. Roosevelt Park
  • Queens: Baisley Pond Park

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 (501C3) may be eligible to pick up meals (breakfast and/or lunch) for community members that are 18 years and under during the Summer Meals Program. These meals must be served at approved designated locations. Complete our online application (Open external link). All approved summer meal applications that will be distributing meals must have an employee(s) attend a Free Four-Hour Food Protection Course (Open external link).

Find a Free Meal Location Near You

All locations, dates, times and menus are subject to change.