Coronavirus Update New York City: With schools closed, city providing free meals for kids, adults

Coronavirus update for NYC
NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- With all public schools closed, New York City is providing free meals to anyone who needs food.

The grab-and-go meals are available to anyone, including children and adults, at public school sites, with special Thanksgiving meals this week.

Additionally, any New Yorker can receive free meals available at locations across the city.

Families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9 a.m. and noon or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to pick up free grab-and-go meals.

Related: NYC school cafeterias averaged nearly 500,000 meals per day during height of pandemic

No identification or registration is necessary, and halal and kosher meals are also available at selected sites.

Multiple meals can be picked up at once. CLICK HERE for more information and for a list of locations.

Due to holidays, there will be no food service available on the following dates: November 26 (Thanksgiving), December 25 (Christmas Day), and January 1 (New Year's Day).

Related: NYC schools closure could be 1st domino in rollback of COVID reopenings

Since March, more than 65 million meals have been served to students, families, and New Yorkers across the city through the Meal Hub program.

Even if a student is learning remotely, they can go to the closest DOE building to their house and pick up free, nutritious meals.


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