Monday, July 17, 2017


All school-aged children and teenagers (ages 18 and under) are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays until Friday, September 1st, while school is out of session. Just walk in and be served a meal.

New York City residency is not necessary. No registration, documentation, or ID is required or requested in order to receive a free breakfast or lunch.

The July breakfast menu is here. The July Breakfast Express menu for pools, parks, and libraries is here.

The July lunch menu is here. The July Express Cold Lunch menu for pools, parks, and libraries is here.

In libraries, lunch will be served in the libraries’ meeting rooms.

The free Schoolfood Feed Your Mind app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is in the App Store. The one for Android is in Google Play.

The Department of Education's Office of Schoolfood's annual Summer Meals Program is available at hundreds of public schools, community pool centers, parks, libraries, New York City Housing Authority complexes, and other locations around the city.

In addition to those locations, four food trucks visit beaches, parks, and playgrounds throughout the city every day of the week and hand out free, delicious, nutritious lunches.

The Brooklyn food truck stops at Fox Playground, 5324 Avenue H, between E. 54th and E. 55th streets. The July food truck menu is here.

To find a meal site near you, click here, type your address or zip code, and click Search. Click the name of a school, library, etc. to see if it serves both breakfast and lunch or lunch only and to see what times the meals are served.

Searching zip code 11218 leads to a list of sites that includes these as well as other sites further away:

  • P.S. 249, The Caton, 18 Marlborough Road,
  • J.H.S. 62, Ditmas, 700 Cortelyou Road,
  • P.S. 217, Colonel David Marcus School, 1100 Newkirk Avenue,
  • Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street,
  • Parkside Preparatory Academy, 655 Parkside Avenue, and
  • Kensington Library,, 4207 18th Avenue.

This is a nationwide program.