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Here's how NYC students can access free summer meals

Written by
Danielle Valente

Though New York is known for its fabulous food scene, not every child in the city is guaranteed a meal. Fortunately, there are plenty of organizations looking to change these statistics.

In an effort to make sure that no one goes hungry this summer—when school lunches aren't readily available—SchoolFood will offer those 18 and under to get a free meal at venues across the city beginning June 27. The NYC Department of Education service just released a list of participating schools, parks, libraries and other venues that will provide breakfasts and lunches. The extensive roundup features locations across the five boroughs with a variety of schedules and offerings. You can have a look at it here

There's also a way to get involved to ensure that all little bellies are full. City Harvest's Feed Our Kids Food Drive is currently underway, and will take place until Father's Day (June 17). While you're running errands, you can head to the following spots to make your donation: 

Here's what City Harvest is looking for: 

  • Plastic jars of peanut butter 
  • Packaged macaroni and cheese
  • Soups
  • Hot cereal and/or oatmeal 
  • Canned fruits and vegetables 
  • Canned beans 
  • Juice packs 

Let's help make sure that all little New Yorkers get the nutrition that they need. 

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There's a lot to do this summer in NYC. Stop by these kids' playgrounds, let kids splash around at the best water playgrounds or take advantage of free museum days

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