All NYC public school students can enjoy free breakfast and lunch at school all year.
You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form, which helps schools receive money for their programs. Your school will send a copy of this form home with your child, or you can get it from your school’s main office.
Free Summer Meals
Find where you can get free Summer Meals from June 27-August 30 at:
- Public Schools
- Community Pool Centers
- Public Parks
- New York City Housing Authority locations
No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal for all children 18 years old and under.
Spread the Word
Please join us in spreading the word that breakfast and lunch are free for all NYC public school students every day. We hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and come enjoy a healthy meal with us.
Download the SchoolFood App
View menus, submit reviews and even use to “FastPass” to skip the line. The app is available for Android and iOS.
If you have already added money to your MySchoolBucks account for your child’s lunches this year, or if you have a balance remaining from prior years, you will receive a full refund. Please email SFLunchRefunds@schools.nyc.gov to request a refund.
We take allergies, food safety, and student health very seriously. Please visit our page on allergies to learn more about how we ensure that your child receives the best care possible while at school.