2022 Free Summer Meals Program

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.

Starting July 7 daily cold takeout options are available from the serving line upon request. These meals are for everyone 18 years old and under who must be present to be provided a meal. One meal per child per scheduled meal period.

Halal (Halal Certificate(Open external link)) and Kosher (Borenstein Kosher Certification(Open external link)) meals are available at select sites. Visit the How To Find Locations section on the page for more information.


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.

Use the Find A Location Search(Open external link) to view the menu(s) served at that location.

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

Food Service Trucks

  • Manhattan: Holcombe Rucker – 280 W. 155th Street, NY, NY 10039
  • Queens: Rufus King Playground – 150-29 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11435
  • Brooklyn: McCarren Park/Pool – 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

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 during the Summer Meals Program. 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).

Summer Artwork Attribution

The Agency from Art & Design High School, View their work at instagram.com/andcreates(Open external link).

March 2023