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City announces free meals for any resident during coronavirus crisis

April 3, 2020 Mary Frost
New York City is now providing free meals to all residents who need them at 400 Meal Hubs across the city. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

With nonessential businesses closed and hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers out of work due to the novel coronavirus crisis, the city’s Department of Education is making free meals available to anyone who needs them.

Three free “grab and go” meals a day can be picked up at more than 400 “Meal Hubs” across the city. Breakfasts include cereal, fruit, milk and juice. Lunches include sandwiches, vegetables like “carrot snackers,” hummus dip, fruit and daily specials. Mondays are meatless.

The meals had been available for any New York City public school student, but are now open to any New Yorker in need.

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A food supplier truck parked outside of P.S./I.S. 30, one of 400 Meal Hubs where any New York City resident can pick up free meals Mondays through Fridays. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle
A food supplier truck parked outside of P.S./I.S. 30, one of 400 Meal Hubs where any New York City resident can pick up free meals Monday through Friday. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Details:

– Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday.
– Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and for adults from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– No one will be turned away at any time.
– All three meals can be picked up at one time.
– Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites.
– No dining space is available due to COVID-19 distancing rules, so meals must be eaten off premises.
– Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children.
– No registration or ID is required.

Use the Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location.


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