Depend on School Breakfast and Lunch? NYC has that Covered

Posted on March 16, 2020 by jmark  |  Share

Grab and Go Meals are Ready for ALL Students

student with lunch

by John-Mark de Palma

UPDATE March 17, 2020 With public schools in New York City closed in an effort to combat Covid-19, the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Department of Education announced yesterday that public schools will be open to provide ‘grab and go’ breakfast and lunch packages for ALL students. Public schools remain closed for classes and after school programs.

School’s Chancellor, Richard Carranza, said in a recent press conference that students should go to their local school buildings for the “grab and go” meals. 

Students may pick up their meals from 7:30am-1:30pm outside the main entrance to every school building. Since the schools are closed, students are not allowed to eat the food there.


Department of Education Tweet grab and go lunch

To find the nearest school location please call 311 or visit the NYC Department of Education school finder webpage.

Update: Inital reports from the Mayor's Office and DOE stated that free breakfast and lunch will be provided to students who qualified. They have since ammended the program to include all students.

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