Free Meals for Those in Need in NYC Area
New York City and surrounding areas are the hardest hit from the coronavirus pandemic. With the city shut down, except for essential businesses, many people have lost their jobs of significant income. A free meal can go a long way and the New York City Department of Education and World Central Kitchen are offering just that.
New York City Department of Education
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.
- Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
- Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- No one will be turned away at any time
- All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
- Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
- No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
- Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
- No registration or ID required
What’s on the Menu
- See what is on the menu for free breakfast and lunch this month.
- Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change.
- Find locations.
World Central Kitchen
As the immediate and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States continues to evolve, World Central Kitchen is working to identify needs across the country and how to respond most effectively. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, in partnership with Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake of the 79th District, WCK will distribute thousands of fresh, individually packaged grab-and-go meals to local families. These meals are available to anyone in the area who needs extra support during this uncertain time. They are individually-packed fresh meals, ready to heat at home. You can find more details and pickup locations here.