NYC Dept. of Education to offer free summer meals to children 18 and younger
New York City’s Department of Education is kicking summer off with free meals for children ages 18 and younger.
The DOE says this program aims to feed children who lose access to school breakfast and lunch now that school is not in session. The program does not require registration or proof of identification – kids can simply just show up and eat.
Families got to participate in the program at PS/IS 218 today in the Bronx and received a surprise visit from former New York Jets running back Tony Richardson, who says programs like this help pave the way for positive change in our communities.
“I see young people who don't have the proper nutrition and the way it affects their lives and so this something we cannot…we got to continue for years and years to come,” said Richardson.
Designated public schools as well as parks and community centers across all five boroughs will be open for service until Sept. 2. For the full list of locations, click here.