Take-Out & Community Meals

New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals available across the city. Please read the information below on how to find a location online or text “NYC FOOD” or “NYC COMIDA” to 877-877 (text messaging and data rates may apply).

FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILES

  • All families and students can visit to pick up three free grab-and-go meals.
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • No registration, ID, or documentation required
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • Use the search below to find a Take-Out location near you

FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY

  • Monday through Friday, 3pm to 5pm
  • No registration, ID, or documentation required
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Multiple meals may be picked up at once
  • Find a Kosher and Halal location
  • Visit GETFOODNYC to find a location 3pm to 5pm

Take home and cook options will be available at the community hubs. Check your local DOE food distribution center for more information. These meals are perfect for cooking at home with families. The choice of items may vary according to location and availability.

The following items may be available at your nearest location: Baked Ravioli, Beef Burgers, Burrito (Southwest), Buttermilk Biscuits, Buttermilk Pancakes, Chicken (Oven Roasted & Sliders), Fish Patty, French Fries, Garlic Toast, Grilled Cheese, Jamaican Beef Patty, Mac & Cheese, Mozzarella Sticks, Omelet, Pizza, Stuffed Shells, Turkey (Oven Roasted and Breakfast Sausage Patty) and Waffles.


FREE SUMMER MEALS
This summer, any New Yorker who wants them can get free "grab & go" meals across the city starting June 28th.

  • No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch
  • Locations will be available for search on 6/25/2021 after 5pm
  • You may also call 311 or text “NYC FOOD” or “NYC COMIDA” to 877-877 (text messaging and data rates may apply)
  • Meals Hubs are open for children and families Monday–Friday
  • Breakfast and lunch service times will be 9am to 1pm
  • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations
  • All meals are Grab and Go, not to be consumed on site
  • Kosher and Halal meals are available at select locations
  • There will be no service Monday, July 5th (Independence Day Observed) and Tuesday, July 20th (Eid-ul-Adha)
  • Community Based Organizations may call the Office of Food & Nutrition Services Accounts Receivable department at 718-707-4371, 718-707-4382 or 718-707-4383 for additional information

Find A Take-Out Location
All locations, dates, times and menus are subject to change.