NYC’s grab-and-go food service at schools extended to adults

It’s been more than two weeks since New York City schools closed, but some of their doors have been open only for students to pick up food.

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2020, 10:25 AM

Updated 1,516 days ago

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It’s been more than two weeks since New York City schools closed, but some of their doors have been open only for students to pick up food.

Starting today, meals will also be available for adults.
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The city is hoping to make things easier to feed the hungry, as any adult, regardless if they have a child or not will be able to pick up free meals from a public school.

This initiative involves several organizations throughout the city. The grab-and-go program for the past two weeks has been providing students free meals as they continue to remotely learn from home. News 12 is told more than 1 million to-go meals have been picked up already
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Those who need the free meals have more than 400 location options. Students and their families are able to grab meals from schools from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After those hours any adult has until 1:30 p.m. to pick up a grab-and-go meal.

The city says the goal is to provide free meals to all New Yorkers.

Those looking to find a school can visit the Department of Education website or go to CommunityFoodAdvocatesNYC.org.


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