Summer Meals For Children — Brooklynian

Summer Meals For Children

Every summer, hundreds of sites across New York City provide free meals to children ages 18 and under.  This summer there will be over 1,000 sites throughout the five boroughs, which will operate every weekday from June 28th through August 31st. 

These sites do not require children to present identification or parents to fill out any forms - children just need to show up to eat!  

Despite the lack of paperwork or other requirements, only a portion of eligible children have participated during past summers.  Why?  Some families simply do not know that Summer Meals sites exist, or how to find them.  Thankfully, finding out about Summer Meals locations is now easier than ever! 

Starting on June 27th, New Yorkers can find their nearest site by either calling 311, texting the word NYCMeals to 877-877, or online. Help us spread the word about how to find Summer Meals locations!  Please tell your friends and colleagues, post this information on your website and Facebook page, and tweet about it. 

With your help, more families can learn about this vital program and greater numbers of children can benefit from Summer Meals all summer long!


Jennifer March-Joly

Executive Director

Citizens Committee for Children

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