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!