There IS Such A Thing As A Free Lunch – At BPL This Summer

Just in time for summer, free meals for children and teens are now available at 25 Brooklyn Public Library branches, up from just 6 last year.

Starting on Friday, June 27, New York City’s Summer Meals Program—an annual program that provides free, healthy breakfast and lunch to millions of children across New York City—began offering free breakfast and lunch to children and teens ages 18 and younger, no matter where in NYC you live.

The program, run by the New York City Department of Education and funded by the federal government, continues through the end of August.

“Eating healthful meals is critical for a child’s development and well-being, and this program provides all children, of all ages, from all communities, with a nutritious breakfast and lunch,” Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said.

Monday-Friday from 1:15-2:00pm, free lunches will be served at the following 25 branches (starred branches offer lunch Tuesday-Friday): Bay Ridge; Bedford*; Borough Park; Bushwick; Clinton Hill; Coney Island; Crown Heights; Dekalb; Dyker; Flatbush*; Gerritsen Beach; Jamaica Bay*; Kensington; Macon; Mapleton; Midwood; New Lots; New Utrecht; Paerdegat; Rugby; Saratoga*; Sheepshead*; Stone*; Washington Irving; and Williamsburgh.

If you haven’t been to your local public library lately, take this opportunity to feed your child’s mind AND body!

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  • Chubby Burkhardt

    You can bet it is costing someone. Economics 101 there is no free lunch.

  • marshasrimler

    BPL tries to look like every person. It is an elitist organization dominated by real estate interests and lawyers at top firms. It wants to destroy our library. DO NOT BE FOOLED

  • bethman14

    They’re working with the City to provide free meals to poor kids! How in God’s name can you POSSIBLY be upset by that?

  • KM

    Bethman, I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • marshasrimler

    Excuse me for being cynical about your motives Josh. Of course I support free lunches for children In BPL’s plans will they do this at our shrunken underground
    Library. Those kids may be from the projects and the landed gentry may object

  • gatornyc

    It is simply incredible that you found a way to be critical of this. You are being blinded by your agenda. You are too close to your cause to have any objectivity anymore.

  • marshasrimler

    ok josh as you wish- but i know a PR piece when i see one

  • Andrew Porter

    Honestly, this is not a Brooklyn Heights-centric story…