Community Meals

New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Students and families can go to nearby school buildings for takeout meals. Additionally, any New Yorker can receive free meals available at locations across the city. Use the search link below to find a location online or Text “NYC FOOD” or “NYC COMIDA” to 877-877 (text messaging and data rates may apply)

  • All families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9:00 am and noon on the weekdays to pick up free grab-and-go meals.
    • No identification or registration is necessary.
    • Halal and kosher meals are available at selected sites, listed below.
    • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations.
  • Members of the community can pick up meals from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at locations across the city. Please view the DOE calendar for more information
    • Meals are not available to the general public at any other time
    • No registration or ID required
    • Multiple meals can be picked up at once
    • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations.
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.

Find a Community Meal Site

 

Kosher, Halal and Vegetarian Meals 

  • Kosher certified meals are available at select sites. These sites are listed below and can also be found in the Community Meals look up tool. 
  • Community Meals sites across the city in areas with large Muslim populations offer expanded Halal meal service. Besides these sites, all community meals sites will continue to offer vegetarian and halal certified options.
  • Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change.
  • Sites may be temporarily closed due to staffing issues. Signs will be posted at any closed location directing the public to the nearest open site.
  • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations.

Kosher Meals

Kosher certified meals are available at select sites. These sites are listed below and can also be found in the Community Meals look up tool.

Kosher meals follow the USDA meal nutrition guidelines and are produced in partnership with a certified kosher distributor. Our kosher meal sites are housed in DOE school buildings and staffed by DOE food service staff. Meals offered at our kosher meal sites are free and available to any New Yorker that requests them.

Site locations are subject to change due to COVID-19.

Brooklyn

Bensonhurst/BoroPark
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School - 5800 20 Avenue, 11204
  • P.S. 160 William T. Sampson - 5105 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 11219
Crown Heights
  • P.S. 221⁠ - 791 Empire Blvd, 11213
Midwood
  • Midwood High School - 2839 Bedford Avenue, 11210
  • P.S. 197 - The Kings Highway Academy - 1599 East 22 Street
Williamsburg
  • P.S. 16⁠ - 157 Wilson Street, 11211

Bronx

Riverdale
  • P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil, 660 West 236th Street, Bronx, NY, 10463

Manhattan

Upper West Side
  • P.S. 75⁠ - 735 West End Avenue, 10025
Washington Heights
  • P.S. 048 - P.O. Michael J. Buczek⁠—4360-78 Broadway, 10033

Queens

Kew Gardens Hill
  • P.S. 164 - 138-01 77th Avenue,11367
Far Rockaway
  • P.S. 253 - 1307 Central Avenue,11691
Forest Hills
  • Forest Hills High School - 67-01 110th St, Forest Hills, 11375

Staten Island

  • CSI HS for international Studies, 100 Essex Drive, 10314

Halal Meals

Community Meals sites across the city in areas with large Muslim populations offer expanded Halal meal service. Besides these sites, all community meals sites will continue to offer vegetarian and Halal certified options.

Additional sites will be open for Ramadan starting April 12th and are noted with a (new) tag. Please observe the times sites are open.

Bronx

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM

  • PS/IS 194 - 2365 Waterbury Avenue, 10462
  • PS 106 Parkchester - 1514 Olmstead Avenue, 10462
  • Fannie Lou Hamer - 1021 Jennings Street, 10460

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM

  • PS 47⁠ - 1794 E 172nd Street, 10472
  • MS 127 (JHS 127)⁠ - 1560 Purdy Street, 10462
  • (New) PS 119 - 1075 Pugsley Avenue, 10472

Brooklyn

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM

  • PS 214 - 2944 Pitkin Avenue
  • JHS 62 -700 Cortelyou Road, 11218
  • PS 179 - 202 Avenue C, 11218
  • PS 170 - 619 72nd Street, 11209
  • PS/IS 104 - 9115 5th Avenue, 11209
  • PS 253 - 601 Ocean view Avenue, 11235
  • PS 119 Amersfoort - 3829 Avenue K, 11210
  • PS 139 - 330 Rugby Road, 11226

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM

  • P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin - 2781 Pitkin Avenue, 11208
  • P.S. 217 - 1100 Newkirk Avenue, 11230

Manhattan

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM

  • PS 4 - 504 W 158th Street, 10032
  • PS 192 - 500 W 138th Street, 10031
  • PS 132 - 185 Wadsworth Avenue, 10033
  • PS 8 - 465 W 167th Street, 10032
  • PS 20 -166 Essex Street, 10002

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM

  • JHS 52 - 650 Academy Street, 10034
  • (New) PS 112 - 535 East 119th Street, 10035
  • (New) The Lexington School - 131 East 104th Street, 10029
  • (New) PS 83 - 219 East 109th Street, 10029

Open 3 PM - 5 PM

  • PS 36 -123 Morningside Drive, 10027

Queens

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM

  • PS 64 - 82-01 101st Ave, Ozone Park, 11416
  • MS 137 109-15 98th Street, Jamaica, 11417
  • PS 100 - 111-11 118 Street, South Ozone Park, 11420
  • PS 117 - 85-15 143rd Street, Briarwood, 11435
  • Hillcrest High School - 160-05 Highland Avenue, Jamaica 11432
  • JHS 8 - 108-35 167th Street, Jamaica, 11433
  • IS 238 - 88-15 182nd Street, Hollis, 11423
  • PS 69 - 77-02 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, 11372

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM

  • Thomas Edison High School⁠ - 165-65 84th Avenue, Jamaica 11432
  • JHS 210 - 101-11 93rd Street, Jamaica 11416
  • (New) JHS 217 - 85-05 144th Street, Jamaica 11435
  • (New) PS 182 - 153-27 88th Avenue, Jamaica 11432
  • (New) MS 358 - 88-08 164th Street, Jamaica 11432
  • (New) P.S. 131 - 170-45 84th Avenue, 11432
  • (New) P.S. 95 - 179-01 90th Avenue, 11432
  • (New) P.S. 280 - 34-20 94 Street, 11372

Staten Island

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM

  • PS 22 - 1860 Forest Avenue, 10303

Opens 9 AM - 12 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM

  • Curtis High School⁠ - 105 Hamilton Avenue, 10301
  • CSI High School for International Studies - 100 Essex Drive, 103142
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