The Free Summer Meals program operated by the New York City Department of Education begins on Monday, June 29. New Yorkers of all ages are eligible for free breakfasts and lunches from Monday through Friday from 7:30am–1:30pm.
The annual program is a part of the city's response to food insecurity that continues to be a problem, and it will be a continuation of the free grab-and-go meals the NYC DOE currently provides at more than 400 food hubs. As always, no registration, documentation or ID is required to receive the food. All you need to do is show up.
Free Summer Meals is another way that NYC addresses inequality in the city. NYC's announcement to pay youth $1,200 to take online courses this summer is another. All New Yorkers can download thousands of books from the NYPL for free—and the amazing 2020 Summer Reading Program from the NYPL is the best yet.
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