All children, ages 18 and under, may receive free breakfast and lunch every weekday from now until Aug. 29, 2014 at thousands of locations including schools, parks, pools, libraries and New York City Housing Authority complexes. Four mobile food trucks will operate seven days a week throughout the summer at popular places for families.
Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:15 am and lunch from 11 am to 1:15 pm. Children participating in the Learn to Swim program at city pools will getbreakfast at the pool. Check the city's Department of Parks and Recreation website for a borough by borough list of all available parks and pool sites. You can also call 311 or text "NYCMeals" to 877-877. A list of sites, including public schools, is also on theDepartment of Education SchoolFood website.
Mobile food trucks are operating seven days a week at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Main Street Library in Flushing Queens, Flushing Meadow Park Zoo parking lot at 111 Street, and on Roosevelt Avenue in Corona.
Famiilies do not need to show any documents or identification to receive a free meal. Meals are also offered to any person who participates in a special education program.
The free meals are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through SchoolFood, a part of the New York City Department of Education, from June 27 through Aug. 29, the last week of summer vacation before school reopens on Sept. 4.