Free summer meals to be available to New York City kids

Hungry New York City children will be able to get free meals this summer.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that children 18 years and younger can go to 1,000 sites for a free meal this summer.

The program will run from June 27 to August 29.

De Blasio announced the program at a Manhattan school with an assist from a team of future NBA draft picks.

Ten players in town for the NBA draft Thursday night played with students and stressed the need for exercise and good nutrition.

Among the players present were Jabari Parker from Duke University, Andrew Wiggins from the University of Kansas and Doug McDermott from Creighton University.

All are expected to be first round picks.

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